The fire in Port Newark burned 16 of the $100,000 vehicles after a storm surge submerged the cars.
Ian Hamilton - OCREGISTER
- November 1, 2012
More than a dozen Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids caught fire at a shipping facility in New Jersey after being submerged in seawater during Hurricane Sandy.
The fire in Port Newark burned 16 of the $100,000 vehicles after a storm surge submerged the cars, which are produced by Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive, the company confirmed.
There were no injuries and the cars were not being charged at the time, the company said.
"If you had a piece of work that you dedicated your life to developing and to see them just burned to the ground like that, from a natural disaster, don't you think that would be hard to see?" said Fisker spokesman Russell Datz.
Power at the Port Newark Container Terminal, where the fire occurred, was still out Wednesday. Efforts to call the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were thwarted by busy signals.... [Read More]