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Electric vehicle roundup: 1) Chevrolet Volt sales up 167% Y/Y to 2,961 in the U.S. 2) More than...

Electric vehicle roundup: 1) Chevrolet Volt sales up 167% Y/Y to 2,961 in the U.S. 2) More than a dozen submerged Fisker Karma hybrids caught fire in New Jersey, according to reports. 3) The ears of sports car enthusiasts pricked up when a review from Bloomberg Businessweek called the Tesla Motors (TSLA +2.3%) Model S as fast as any supercar it has ever tested with 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.4 seconds.
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  • [Chevrolet Volt sales up 167% Y/Y to 2,961 in the U.S]

     

    Yes but what was GM target in 2011? Was it 20k units?

     

    [More than a dozen submerged Fisker Karma hybrids caught fire in New Jersey, according to reports.]

     

    Photos of Friskers: http://bit.ly/Rt4Dzo
    1 Nov 2012, 11:15 AM Reply Like
  • " More than a dozen submerged Fisker Karma hybrids caught fire in New Jersey"

     

    Another one of those, "Gee, we didn't think of that!" moments.
    1 Nov 2012, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • It is amazing that the owners of the Fiskers didn't get them out of harms way - it is an expensive vehicle and I would have moved mine if I didn't want it damaged - unless of course I was unhappy with it, in which case I would have driven it to the seashore -
    How many Teslas caught fire as a result of the flooding? - Probably none - why? - their owners like them and they could outrun surge -
    1 Nov 2012, 11:30 AM Reply Like
  • The Fisker cars were parked near a port, possibly to be delivered soon. It wasn't like a bunch of Fisker owners left them on the beach.
    1 Nov 2012, 11:36 AM Reply Like
  • And most likely the result of a short caused by submersion in SEA water not something one routinely does w an EV, HEV or an ICE.
    1 Nov 2012, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • How many gasoline/diesel cars were damaged by Sandy. Is this the best the aniti-electric crowd can do?

     

    If this had happened in Benicia, CA, several hundred Toyotas would have been damaged. Since they all have batteries in them, perhaps they'd have caught fire too!
    1 Nov 2012, 12:12 PM Reply Like
  • I've driven and closely examined both the Tesla Model S and Fisker. This is a well-deserved fate for the Fisker. It's really not a well-made car. The Model S is an order of magnitude better and not only in comparison to the Fisker but also other high performance ICE sedans.
    1 Nov 2012, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Great news surrounding Bloomberg's review of the Tesla Model S! The exposure and publicity given to Tesla Motors by these publishers is going to be very helpful in establishing credibility with the public. Additionally, with such strong corporate leadership and product reviews like this I believe Tesla Motors has the potential for a very bright future.
    1 Nov 2012, 07:01 PM Reply Like
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