The lovers of indecipherable circular symbology at Consumer Reports don't do the whole "give us free cars to maybe write about" thing. They went out and bought a $107,000 Fisker Karma range-extended electric car to test. It promptly broke down for reasons no one has explained. This follows photos of a possibly broken down Karma sent to Jalopnik a week earlier. What's going on?
Like the Chevy Volt, the Fisker Karma is propelled by electric motors powered by juice from the wall for a limited range (about 32 miles) before switching over to electricity generated by a small GM engine under the hood.