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Woodside: Fisker Karma hybrid car catches fire in parking lot

Original post made on Aug 14, 2012

A Fisker Karma, a plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan, burst into flames while sitting unoccupied in the parking lot of Roberts Market at the corner of Woodside and Canada roads at about 5:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, firefighters from the Woodside Fire Protection District said.

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Posted by umimpressed, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Aug 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Wow what a concept, spend $100,00 and get unlimited service calls from the fire dept !
AAA better watch out..

Posted by Johns, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Fisker is fishy.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

When you drive a car named Karma, you're almost asking for trouble. Better a car than a motorcycle, I guess, or a horse. Never name an airplane Karma.

Posted by Darrell Batchelder, a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Aug 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Thousands sold. Two fires. I'm sure the manufacturer wants to know how and why? I've got 183k miles on an 2004 Honda Hybrid -- no fires so far. Trust the Almanac will do a follow-up in a few months and give us the scoop.

Posted by CHANGE, a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Was this part of Elon Musk's group? He abandoned so many projects in Silicon Valley in order to go into space...(I actually like him but think he has always had an office in the stratosphere and beyond)
All of the fallen bank billionaires are so bored with not having any joy from riches, that I understand one is working on a thermonuclear egg beater which is being assemble in undersea headquarters near the Titanic.