Hurricane Sandy Ravages On: 16 Fisker Karmas Catch Fire and Explode

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Image: Fisker

Today’s fascinating car story comes courtesy of Alex Davies, formerly one of our own and now on the transportation beat for Business Insider (we miss you, man).

It’s no surprise that Hurricane Sandy flooded a number of cars, but it seemed to have a vengeance for the eco-friendly 1 percent. It’s reported that 16 Karmas (each worth six figures) in Port Newark, N.J. were submerged, catching fire and exploding.

In a statement, Fisker said there weren’t any injuries and the cars in question weren’t charging 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.

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