Fisker Electric Cars Explode In Flames After Being Flooded In New York


Fisker is an electric car company that got a half-billion dollars from the Obama administration to produce hugely expensive, extremely unreliable vehicles.

Fisker has also faced allegations that their cars catch file while charging, and now pictures from New York show a fleet of the cars having caught fire and melted down after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy:

Click here for more pictures.

In a free market, Fisker’s cars wouldn’t even be on the market. Their market is very, very rich people who can afford to drop six-figures on a car that may or may not work on any given day (and might even burn their house down), and that’s not much of a market at all.

The only reason Fisker’s cars are on the market is because the government gave the government a huge amount of our tax dollars chasing the “green energy” pipe dream.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • mikemc1970

    Thanks, I always enjoy watching my tax dollars go up in smoke. Maybe next time the Fed prints a bunch of money Obama could strike a match to it immediately and save the middle men.

    • The Whistler

      We should tell Dumbama that he should do just that, burning currency, during his months as a lame duck. Maybe that will keep him from doing any real damage.

  • Onslaught1066

    So, you can’t use the internets ’cause you gots no ‘lectricy and you gots no gas but that’s ok ’cause you got ‘lectric car… til you run out of ‘lectricy… but you can charge the car with your generator… which doesn’t work ’cause you gots no gas… that you could put in your car… only it’s all ‘lectric (good for ‘vierment or somethin’) or blow up?

    • borborygmi

      got no gas got no electricity, time to walk or bike. Don’t know about the charging fires but I am pretty sure not to many engineers planned for what happens to your vehicle after it is submerged. Damn short sighted of them.

      • robert108

        Real cars aren”t exploding, comrade.

        • WOOF

          You no nothing of Fords.

          • robert108

            You lie. Ford survived the crash without divine intercession from obama. They’re also smart enough to not make electric cars. Even if they did, it would be with their money, not taxpayer money.

          • Mildred Midlefinch

            Says the dope who doesn’t know which no/know to use.
            You uneducated clown.

            P.S. When was the last time a Ford exploded when it got wet?

          • WOOF

            Ford’s explode when they get hit, “fiery Ford Crown Victoria crashes have claimed more lives than the
            notorious Ford Pinto, subject of a nationwide recall in 1978. … least 30 law enforcement officers since 1983 who fell victim to fiery
            Crown Victoria crashes. Five were in Florida. Another 20 escaped patrol
            cars that crashed and caught fire.”

          • Mildred Midlefinch

            Come on dopey. Answer the question, when was the last time a Ford exploded when it got wet?
            Everyone knows about the faulty gas tanks in the Crown Vic that were re-engineered years ago.

          • Spartacus

            Law officers, now there’s a brilliant bunch… I had one that tried to chase me on a dirt bike trail in a crown vic….and all he wanted to do was show off….he had to call a semi wrecker to drag the remains of that car back to where it could be loaded on a flat bed. So much for his bragging that his C.V. was better in every way than my ’72 Suzuki trail bike…genius…

          • borborygmi

            I heard that 72′ Suzuki were the choice for crackheads trying to get away from cops. Way to go

          • mikemc1970

            Is that before or after Dateline NBC straps an incendiary device to help the gas tank catch fire?

          • robert108

            Meaningless numbers without the data on all other makes and models. Typical activist, telling only one side of the story, and exaggerating the one he tells.

          • Realitybasedbrc

            That is rich, coming from you, big180.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            Government Motors has been under water for the past four years now.

          • leh

            And they are imploding!

      • Roy_Bean

        What would happen if you had to drive through some water on the road due to heavy rain? If you lost control on some ice and ended up in a good old North Dakota slough would your car blow up before you could get out? We all know about the dangers of drowning or hypothermia from getting wet in cold weather but the idea of having the car explode underneath you when it gets in water seems like a whole new element of uncertainty. And then there’s the carbon footprint and polution caused when all that upholstery went up in smoke.

        • borborygmi

          Some drunk flipped her car after crashing into an elderly couple. Some brave citizens saved her sorry ass from the burning vehicle. That means it was on fire.

      • Onslaught1066

        I’m sure you have, at one point in your useless life, come across the admonition of not using electrical appliances in or around water.

        If not try it and get back to us with the results.

        • borborygmi

          I will let you go first. Please be my guest.

          • Onslaught1066


  • Jay

    O! what fools these mortals be!

    –Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • two_amber_lamps

    What will be truly delicious is when the taxpayers foot the bill for the replacement of those cars (we wouldn’t expect the dealership to get reimbursement from their insurance carrier would we?) so in a sense the tax payer will have paid TWICE for those eco-shitbox incinerator units.

  • Thresherman

    Huh, whoda thought that electricity and water wouldn’t mix.

  • “Mildred Midlefinch”

    I just think Fisker should stick to making scissors…

  • Robert Portly

    No doubt this means we should abandon all research and progress on electric cars. Surely Heidi and Obama were behind this, or it could have been Muslims from Kenya.

    • robert108

      In our free country, comrade, anyone is free to risk his capital to make electric cars, and if they make a profit, to get rich from doing so. We should also be free to not be forced to pay for things we don’t want.

  • JamesR.

    You folks just don’t get it,now we have to put people to work to replace the cars that were destroyed.What is it called ” the broken window theory”?You have the parts supplier,the paint,upholstery,tires,and the list goes on,all these jobs being created wait where is it Finland?

    • robert108

      “What is it called ” the broken window theory”?”
      No; it’s called the “broken window FALLACY”, and it’s taught in first year econ.

  • matthew_bosch

    In business we would refer to this as a sunk cost dilemma. As a qualified executive, Mitt Romney will walk away.

  • VocalYokel

    So that’s what my Dad meant when he told me “Be careful not to flood it…”