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Old 02-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know the fate of the 300 or so Fiskers that were damaged in NJ during the hurricane this summer?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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probably crushed.
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probably crushed.
They probably first need to see who ends up owning them, the insurance company or Fisker and that depends on the outcome of the lawsuit.
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probably crushed.
Would doubt the insurance co would crush them... there is surely more revenue/cost recovery to sell salvaged parts than selling the cars as scrap metal.
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In deep with Henrik Fisker: Despite floods and fires, "I think we're beating the odds" - ABG

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ABG: What was the feeling in the office that day?

Fisker: We were a little shocked. I think it was 15,000 cars that were lost, Volvos and Toyotas and us and one of our cars caught on fire and wiped out another 16. So, there was a weird feeling, having brand-new cars standing in five feet of water for 24 hours. Basically, they're done. Our biggest concern, quite frankly, was making sure they all get crushed because we don't want any of these to somehow get out.

ABG: What are you doing to make sure these get crushed?

Fisker: We have a company that takes care of that and I think the insurer and all the car companies are watching.

ABG: Have they all already been crushed or is there a process?

Fisker: There is a process. I believe they take out the batteries and dispose of them separately and all that type of stuff.
Given that people are reporting issues getting parts for repairs, I'd hope they'd salvage what parts they could instead of completely scrapping them. But sounds like Henrik wants them crushed.
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" Our biggest concern, quite frankly, was making sure they all get crushed because we don't want any of these to somehow get out."

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You wouldn't want one single part from a flooded car. Those Karmas were in 5 feet of (salt) water, yeah - no thanks. Ok, maybe a windshield but that would be it.
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" Our biggest concern, quite frankly, was making sure they all get crushed because we don't want any of these to somehow get out."

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I am sure most of the basic materials such as the Aluminium in the space frame, the glass, etc. can be recycled even if the parts themselves cannot be. "Crushed" does not mean sent to a landfill.
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" Our biggest concern, quite frankly, was making sure they all get crushed because we don't want any of these to somehow get out."

Do you smell the environmental Message?
Sadly, what I really smell is Product Liability fear. While many of the compenents on the cars such as the glass, wheels and frame are probably completely serviceable and fully up to spec, Fisker will be prevented from re-using them either by regulatory reasons, their insurance company or by their lawyers. Fisker also faces the risk that somebody else might do this, and if there was later a failure or issue Fisker would sufferer reputational harm and may well be subject to liability exposure. Sadly, the only *safe* thing to do is destroy them, even though that isn't the most efficient or environmentally responsible thing to do.

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