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The Electric Fisker is on Fire!


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In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 8:36:54 PM PDT
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Posted on May 10, 2012, 8:00:21 PM PDT
A customer says:
When I was 18, I had a 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner with a 426 hemi in it, that I guarantee was a hell of a lot more dangerous to me and everyone else in town, than any electric car will ever be. If my dad was still around you could ask him.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 7:25:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2012, 9:35:29 PM PDT
Bob says:
Yes those condition can be simulated. They put over a million miles on volts batteries in three years of testing. That is charging and discharging multiple times daily. Exposing the battery to stress test heat and other extremes.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 7:03:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2012, 7:04:27 PM PDT
Bob says:
Nhtsa tested them fully and found zero risk of fire. After the risk of fur made news.

the fires that made news was days after the crash when the car was stored upside down. So yes if you crash a volt don't bring it home and leave it in your driveway upside down for two days.

How often do gas cars catch on fire in a crash?

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 6:11:42 PM PDT
DCSports says:
Yes -- do you? They can make some approximations, but can't test things like driving a battery in real world conditions over 8-10 years.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 6:09:07 PM PDT
DCSports says:
I thought three had caught fire in crash testing. (A few weeks after a relatively minor crash).

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 6:01:36 PM PDT
Bob says:
What danger? Yes I want a volt.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 6:00:28 PM PDT
Bob says:
About as often as an electric one does because of battery. Never

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 5:59:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2012, 6:02:08 PM PDT
Bob says:
Do you understand simulated testing. They have put a miilion plus miles on batteries. The volt has been in production for three years plus pro type models for longer.

No one except two no nothing's on this forum are making 3 year battery claims.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 5:56:25 PM PDT
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Bob says:
Umm yes fully warranted. And it does not catch on fire.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 5:40:33 PM PDT
M. Russell says:
With these dangerous situations, would you consider buying these electric cars? Would you put your family at risk?

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 5:39:29 PM PDT
M. Russell says:
And how often do you hear about car fires due to gas? What's the percentage?

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In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 4:38:53 PM PDT
Bob says:
Car and driver

Motor week

GM

Cnet

Plus many more. Are you calling all those that have looked at the testing liars? How tight is your tinfoil on tonight?

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 3:14:11 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 3:13:49 PM PDT
reply to Libertarian! Socialist! Patriot! Fryfan!'s post:

my beehind tells more facts than eitehr side of your lying mouth no matter which side of your forked tongue you use

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 3:12:43 PM PDT
Bob says:
Quit talking out of your behind.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 3:03:23 PM PDT
reply to Libertarian! Socialist! Patriot! Fryfan!'s post:

you will lose at least 50% by 3 years if not more

because fast charging destroys batteries
many people will have at most 10% capacity by then

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 3:01:55 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012, 1:53:05 PM PDT
Bob says:
I mean we lose up to 30% of battery capacity by 8 years. Ohhh well lets call it a day and go back to gas.

Ohh wait chevy believes they have the tech to double capacity and life of the volt battery? Naw lets give it up .... We do not need to lead anymore...

Posted on May 10, 2012, 1:52:41 PM PDT
VicAriel says:
Sugar Land is in the Houston metro area which is the home of "Big Oil". Seeing a $100,000 electric vehicle running around town could cause oil execs to do strange things.

Posted on May 10, 2012, 1:50:31 PM PDT
lowbo says:
Americans, we should JUST GIVE UP!

It's obvious the innovation express has passed us by. It used to be in America a set-back was a set-back, we dusted ourselves off and gave it another go.

Now, it's obvious, innovation, imagination, greatness, world leadership is JUST TOO EXPENSIVE! Austerity is the only answer!!

If we have to starve a few children or if a few women die of breast cancer, they're just collateral damage in the battle to save what's left of the American carcass for those who REALLY deserve it!

America just can't afford greatness!!

Get used to it!

God Bless REAL Americans!
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