Mike Huckabee News
Nov 05 2012
There’s no question that if you wanted an electric car, the Fisker Karma was the one to ask Santa for. It’s the sleek electric sports car driven by greenie celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio. And why not dream of one, since nearly $200 million of your taxes subsidized it -- even though the jobs building them went to Finland, not America. Fisker’s been cursed with bad karma ever since. Consumer Reports couldn’t get their test car to start. And there was a recall after two of them caught fire.
But this week could be the worst yet for Fisker. They use batteries made by A123 Systems, a company that got a federal grant of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars and just went bankrupt. Now, we discover that on a Fisker Karma, even a flooded engine can spell disaster. And I mean flooded with water. Sixteen Fisker Karmas in Port Newark were hit by saltwater from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge. They caught on fire – and exploded. Since they cost over a hundred grand each, that’s a loss of over $1.6 million. Fisker says they’re investigating the cause of the explosions. In the meantime, don’t expect sales to boom anywhere near the sea shore.