Joining the chorus of concerned publications is Consumer Reports, which has updated its review of the Tesla Model S with some reliability concerns.
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The car reviewers at Edmunds seem to have some kind of problem with the Tesla Model S. Are they trying to be “edgy” and “cool”, or do they have a point?
In a bid to distance itself from automakers in hot water over MPG claims, Mitsubishi is planning to be more open with its customers and post real world MPG on its new cars, starting with the Outlander PHEV.
The last time I drove a Toyota Camry Hybrid was back in June, and I ended up sick on the side of the road in Texas- was it the Toyota‘s fault, or was it my third Whataburger? I reached out to Toyota after my return to Chicago in order to give them a shot at […]
Tesla Motor’s novel approach to selling its all-electric Model S with different battery sizes has made it far and away the most successful electric car maker on the market. Up until now, only the most expensive Tesla Model S with the 85 kWh battery has been officially rated by the EPA, but Tesla has just released the ratings for its middle child with the 60 kWh battery pack. With over 200 miles of range per charge, can the middle child steal sales from the elder?
It looks like the Mahindra TR20 and TR40 compact pickup trucks will not be seen on American roads after all. The EPA’s approval for the Mahindra pickup trucks will expire at the end of 2011, and no paperwork has been filed to request a 2012 model year EPA approval.
I always tried to think of getting better gas mileage as a sort of game, with my mpg’s representing the score like an old school arcade game. But I am nowhere near the top of the heap, as one Chevy Volt owner managed to go 1,554.1 miles on a half-gallon of gasoline. That works out to about 3,108 mpg.
The current Toyota Prius still has no rival on a mpg-to-mpg comparison, though by 2012 that may change. The next Ford Fusion Hybrid could get as high as 48 mpg city rating, putting it almost on par with the Prius. This report comes from Ford Inside News, which also lists a number of other new […]
What you see before is the all-new 2012 Honda Civic. Sure, it looks the same, but there’s a whole lot of new here, from the 41 mpg HF model from a torquey new 2.4 liter for the sporty Si model.
The “original” SUV, the Ford Explorer, received a huge upgrade over the ancient, outgoing truck-based body it had been using. Now based on a car body, the 2011 Ford Explorer has received a surprising 25 MPG highway rating.
The EPA strikes again! After the Nissan Leaf a 99 mpg-e rating but only 73 miles of range, the EPA has slapped the Chevy Volt with a 37 mpg rating and a 93 mpg-equivalent rating. Combined, it gets 60 mpg.
Sometimes the government boggles me. The EPA has just given the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car, a 99 mpg-equivalent rating. Yet they still haven’t managed to figure out how to rate the Chevy Volt. For reals?
It seems that in the quest to sell the cheapest hybrid they possibly could — a “hybrid for everyone” as Honda’s tagline goes — Honda has majorly skimped on some truly essential bits. Have they made a critical strategic error? [social_buttons] As detailed in the just released August issue of Consumer Reports magazine, out of […]