The Finish built plug-in hybrid cars from Fisker have a potential fire problem
. Fire seems to be a common problem with these electric cars (note what has been happening with the Chevy Volt). You would think that Fisker would have sold more than 239 of this model. I realize that technically Fisker says that the money from American taxpayers is being spent on other programs, but let's be serious. At the very least, the money given to Fisker makes it easier for the company to raise other money.
In a report filed recently on the agency’s Web site, Fisker said some hose clamps were not properly positioned, which could allow a coolant leak. “If coolant enters the battery compartment an electrical short could possibly occur, causing a thermal event within the battery, including a possible fire in the worse case,” the company told the safety agency. . . .
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