Last week a blaze sparked in the garage of a Texas Fikser Karma owner which authorities blamed for the blaze. Without wasting any time, the automaker dispatched a squadron of engineers to inspect the aftermath, hoping to clear itself of any wrongdoing.
Regardless of what actually happened, it seems obvious that the company is unlikely to accept blame for the incident, at least without a fight.
Given the hubbub that had the Chevrolet Volt on the ropes over the last few months after a few of the cars spontaneously combusted, it’s understandable that Fisker would be quick to jump in a find a way to ditch the blame.
“It is irresponsible and ill-informed for technology pundits to suggest otherwise in order to secure media attention for unfounded claims,” Paul Boskovitch, Fisker director of powertrain, said to Automotive News.
The response was prompted after the outlet ran a story including an interview with EV expert Jon Bereisa, who was one of the architects behind the Volt, saying the Karma’s tight engine compartment could cause a “thermal condition.”
“Our technologies and engine design have been fully tested and certified at the highest level,” Boskovitch said.
[Source: Automotive News]