A Fisker Karma succumbed to fire yesterday in a parking lot in Woodside, California, with the owner allegedly having just left the extended-range electric luxury sedan to pick up some groceries. A video showing fire fighters putting out the flames has since been uploaded to YouTube, revealing that the fire was concentrated around the front of the car on the driver’s side.
Fortunately, nobody was injured by the incident though extensive damage to the car itself means it is unlikely to be salvageable.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined though investigators are currently looking into the matter. Fisker has been in contact with the owner of the car and is also investigating the cause of the incident with its own team of engineers.
The company has also released a statement confirming that one of its Karmas did catch fire and that the damage was limited to an area away from the lithium ion battery and electric motors. Fisker is also keen to point out that the car was not being charged at the time of the fire.
This is the second time that a Fisker Karma has succumbed to fire. The first happened in May of this year when one of the cars was involved in a fire in the garage of a home in Fort Bend County, part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area in Texas.
Fisker has promised to release a further statement once the investigation has been completed and the cause of the latest fire determined.