Fisker Karmas swamped by seawater, catch fire

Hurricane Sandy’s devastating damage seems to include 16 Fisker Karmas that were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey.

 

Hurricane Sandy’s devastating damage seems to include 16 Fisker Karmas that were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey. Jalopnik reported that a storm surge submerged the vehicles, which then caught fire and burned to the ground.

A witness told Jalopnik that the cars were “first submerged in a storm surge and then caught fire, exploded.” No other details are available so far, but many are speculating that the salt water caused a short that led to a fire.
 
Fisker has issued the following statement:
It was reported today that several Fisker Karmas were damaged by fire at the Port of Newark after being submerged in sea water during Superstorm Sandy. We can report that there were no injuries and none of the cars were being charged at the time.
 
We have confidence in the Fisker Karma and safety is our primary concern. While we intend to find the cause as quickly as possible, storm damage has restricted access to the port.
 
We will issue a further statement once the root cause has been determined.
 
 
Source: Jalopnik
Image: Fisker