Last Friday a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid caught fire in Woodside, California. Thankfully there were no passengers in the Karma at the time that flames erupted from the driver’s side front corner of the parked car. Friday’s fire follows a similar incident where a Fisker Karma caught fire in a garage in Texas. Fisker released a brief statement to say that they are hiring an independent expert to examine the cause of the latest incident.
“Fisker understands damage was limited to the driver’s side front corner of the car, away from the lithium ion battery and electric motors. The car was not being charged at the time.” Initially the thought would be to check the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery and electric motors as the source of the fire, but the battery system runs down the center of the Fisker Karma, which is not where this fire started.
“Fisker staff have been in contact with the customer and are investigating the cause of this incident. We are also employing an independent fire expert to assist the investigation. A further statement will be issued once the investigation has been completed and the cause determined.”