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Fisker Loses 320 Karmas to Hurricane Sandy

DailyTech -- As a result of Hurricane Sandy, Fisker Automotive lost 320 Karmas to either flooding or fires on the east coast.

According to Roger Ormisher, a Fisker spokesperson, 320 Karmas parked on a New Jersey port were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy last week. This meant a $32 million loss for the company.

Of the 320 Karmas, one had a short circuit that caught fire and due to high winds, 15 other Karmas caught fire as well. The rest of the Fisker plug-ins parked along the port were damaged by floodwaters.

These Karmas were shipped from Finland and destined for U.S. dealers. Ormisher said there may be a temporary shortage of certain color or trim options for the Karma, and that he doubts this loss will impact the price of the Karma in the U.S.

This year has been quite a rollercoaster ride for F


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 7:58:55 AM

I'm sure they were well insured.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 3:11:53 PM

Perhaps there is something in the name...
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:05:47 PM

The ten potential customers are bummed.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:15:48 AM

Doooooh
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swede
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 5:51:32 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 2:54:42 AM

Wow...
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 1:07:03 AM

Water damage is one thing. But these damn things caught fire!
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:42:58 AM

You win some you lose some...
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:33:44 AM

16 car caught on fire out of 320, that is very high percentage that other car will caught fire too... Sorry, I will never ever buy this junk...
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:22:25 AM

Fisker Automotive should ask obama for loss support.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:22:08 AM

Sounds like Sandy did us a favor.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:19:36 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:05:28 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:03:50 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:02:33 AM

Bad Karma
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:00:04 AM

TOOOOOOOOOOOOO BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!.Sorry for all loses!!!!!!.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:57:23 PM

They are not alone on this situation.
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lemooreraider
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:56:35 PM

dont worry they really didnt lose any money, the american taxpayers will cover that.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:55:15 PM

oh well
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:55:14 PM

Sorry I have to say it but that's just bad Karma.

[Edited by: rf6480 at 11/9/2012 11:57:46 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:54:57 PM

Karmas? Don't really care
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:52:55 PM

Saw this on the news. Stupid...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:52:24 PM

I'm sure they're covered by insurance. It's the people without power and resources that we need to worry about.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:50:10 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:50:01 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:49:55 PM

When the hurricane was approaching, it would have been smart to check on the location of their $32 million of cars
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:47:58 PM

The human loss is far more tragic....
Cars can be replaced.
Prayers for the families who lost loved ones.....
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:43:45 PM

They'll survive better that the homeless people.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:41:37 PM

Probably make more money by insurance than by sales.

Very expensive toys.
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How much work ethic is required to skim the profits off your stock portfolio, @TBRR?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:34:13 PM

It should have been a fleet of Dodge Ram pickups.

So tell me, how are all the truck and SUV drivers handling the gas rationing in New York and New Jersey? How far can you really go on only 10 gallons per day?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:33:23 PM

Hmmm... is it perhaps poetic justice in a way? After all, Fisker took US money and shipped production of their car to Finland.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:31:57 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:31:48 PM

guess they could not move, huh...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:31:23 PM

Oh, my, a lot of companys are going to be hurt by sandy
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:28:13 PM

Ok
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I love that mstearno, Pooooooff! Out of my pocket into thin air!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:25:48 PM

hope they have insurance
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:24:18 PM

Talk about bad karma.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:22:43 PM

Burned or swamped they are still a total loss!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:22:15 PM

tax payer dollars

POOOOOOOFFF?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:16:27 PM

still better than catching fire with passengers in it.....
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:14:02 PM

It's not like anyone would have bought them anyway.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:12:29 PM

Ouch!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:10:54 PM

And not to compare those who lost their homes.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:10:19 PM

Sounds like a case of bad karma to me.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:10:18 PM

okay
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WHAT MORONS!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:09:17 PM

surely there was insurance coverage
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hm
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