"Fisker Automotive engineers have started to examine and test a Karma plug-in hybrid that burst into flames in a parking lot in Woodside, Calif., on Friday," Reuters reports this morning.
"This is the second time a Fisker Karma has caught on fire in four months. In early May, a Karma was destroyed in a garage fire in Sugar Land, Texas. That vehicle was not plugged in at the time, and the cause of the fire is still unknown, Fisker said. The Karma, which carries a price tag of more than $100,000, was not charging at the time, and there were no injuries. The fire began outside the engine compartment."
"In March, a Karma battery failed during a test conducted by Consumer Reports magazine. Fisker recalled 239 Karma cars in December to fix a battery defect that raised the risk of a fire," Reuters reports.
The exploding deathmobiles are being produced in Finland, financed by a $529 million "green energy" loan from Barack Obama. Though Obama claimed the loan would create American "green jobs," Fisker used the loan to shut down a General Motors plant in Delaware it had purchased and lay off the workers.
The Obama administration was warned Fisker was financially unstable and a poor investment, but plowed ahead on the half-billion dollar loan guarantee after Obama supporter Leonardo DiCaprio endorsed the company.
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