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A Parisian's dedication to charging his Fisker Karma

While the development of charging stations and wireless charging continues on a productive path, some people choose to charge their vehicles in a much more practical - and dedicated - fashion. We received a tip on an owner of a Fisker Karma in Paris that goes to great lengths - literally - to charge his hybrid sedan.

In the 16th District of Paris in "Place d’iena," where homes sell for about $3 million, a reader was able to take a picture of this Fisker Karma with its extension cord snaked out of its window. The extension cord was then stretched up to the owner’s window and undoubtedly plugged in to charge. As if that’s not ballsy enough in a neighborhood where thieves probably salivate at the opportunity of someone slipping up in their defenses, the owner left the car there overnight! This guy must really want to make sure his car is charged before going to work in the morning.

As a refresher, the Fisker Karma is a plug-in hybrid that uses a lithium-ion battery pack to power two 200+ hp electric motors for about 50 miles. Once the juice runs out of the batteries, a GM-sourced 2.0-liter gas engine producing 260 hp generates the electricity needed to power the sedan. Fisker says the Karma makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 6 seconds and can hit a top speed of more than 125 mph.

Source: Photo credit : Cidi



10 comments:

Wow, this actually made it to news. I guess this is rare then?

If he really needs to use it soon without getting any hassle, then why not?

He wouldn’t do that if he’s not familiar to his neighborhood, but alas, it seems like he does, and a lot. It looks weird but this is what a person would usually do, won’t you?

What’s surprising about it? It looks awkward and a hassle, but I’d totally do it too.

This is pretty much of an attraction in the neighborhood. Leaving your hybrid car outside while charging confidently must be because you really know your neighborhood that well; there is not a single doubt that your car won’t be stolen.

More than the concern of the car/electricity getting stolen, what if some mean-spirited people perpetrate such evil things with the electric cord and to the open window?

He really wants to use the hybrid rather than the fuel engine. Maybe he doesn’t know that this Karma could still run using 2.0 liter gas engine after it ran out of batteries. 

He really wants to use the hybrid rather than the fuel engine. Maybe he doesn’t know that this Karma could still run using 2.0 liter gas engine after it ran out of batteries. 

The owner was fully confident that his car won’t get stolen; he knows his own neighborhood. I wonder how much is the electric bill of the said owner if he does this everyday?

I love hybrid cars; they are highly functional and convenient. That is probably why the Fisker Karma’s owner didn’t put second thoughts on charging it in a rather awkward position.

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