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Here's Why Electric Cars Will Succeed: Owners Just Adore Them

Here's Why Electric Cars Will Succeed: Owners Just Adore Them

Imagine you're a carmaker, and you found you could build a type of vehicle that customers all absolutely adored. Not just liked. Not just said, "Yeah, it's fine, it does what I need"--but out-and-out loved, cherished, talked about incessantly, and recommended to everyone they met, all the time... read more

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2013 Toyota Prius

Hybrids, Subaru, Mazda Clean Up In Consumer Reports 'Best New-Car Value' List

People buy green cars for fuel efficiency, but that's often far from their only good quality. Consumer Reports released its "Best New-Car Value" list yesterday, and there are... read more December 19, 2013 by

IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro at the 2014 Cadillac ELR production line

Consumer Reports Verdict: 2014 Cadillac ELR 'Priced Out Of Its League'

A Cadillac badge is only worth so much. The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car is based on the Voltec system used in the Chevrolet Volt, but costs more than twice... read more December 9, 2013 by

2013 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Customer Satisfaction Highest

Tesla might have had a bad day this week, but every cloud has a silver lining. While the NHTSA rebukes it for reporting a five-plus star crash test rating and the company... read more November 23, 2013 by

2014 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V Loses 'Recommended' Rating From Consumer Reports

Receiving a 'Recommended' rating from the journalists at Consumer Reports isn't the only automotive accolade to aim for, but it's certainly one of the biggest. Losing that... read more October 29, 2013 by

2014 Ford C-Max

Ford To Lower Disputed C-Max Hybrid Gas Mileage Estimates: Report

Ford will lower the 47-mpg gas mileage rating for its C-Max Hybrid hatchback, a much-disputed metric that was never backed up by real-world owner experience. Soon after the... read more August 15, 2013 by

Consumer Reports tests the Tesla Model S (video screen capture)

Consumer Reports On Tesla Model S: Best Test Car Since 2007

Wow. Chalk up another huge accolade for the Tesla Model S electric car: Consumer Reports has awarded it 99 out of 100 points, and said it's the best car the magazine has... read more May 9, 2013 by 27

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid: Battery Unreliable, Consumer Reports Says

Automaker Honda used to be the darling of Consumer Reports, with its models perpetually scoring better than average in CR testing. The 2012 Honda Civic dampened the... read more March 11, 2013 by 7

2013 Fiat 500e live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Consumer Reports Likes Fiat 500e: Still A Compliance Car, Sadly

Some electric cars aren't as good as we hoped--Coda Sedan, cough--while others are better than we expected. That latter group includes the 2013 Honda Fit EV and, now... read more February 12, 2013 by 3

2012 Tesla Model S

Electric-Car Maker Tesla Gains In Brand Awareness

If you're reading this, you probably already know a little bit about Tesla. Brainchild of entrepreneur Elon Musk, producer of electric vehicles, and upstart in the automotive... read more February 4, 2013 by 1

2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S To Be Evaluated By Consumer Reports

Let's hope that the Tesla Model S fares better than the Fisker Karma did. That's the first thought that sprang to mind when we heard the news that Consumer Reports had bought... read more January 25, 2013 by 7

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 39 MPG In Consumer Reports Test

All eyes are on Ford at the moment, following criticism that its hybrid models aren't getting anywhere near official EPA gas mileage. Consumer Reports has confirmed this... read more January 23, 2013 by 24

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Consumer Reports: New Ford Hybrids Don't Meet Mileage Ratings

it's always nice when the big boys say, "You're right." We reported three weeks ago that Ford's new 2013 hybrids were not achieving their 47-mpg EPA gas mileage rating in... read more December 7, 2012 by 26

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car Has Highest Customer Satisfaction Scores, Again

Fewer Chevrolet Volt owners would buy another this year than at the same time last year, Consumer Reports has discovered. ...Of course, when that figure is still 92 percent... read more November 29, 2012 by 23

2012 Tesla Model S Signature

2012 Tesla Model S: Consumer Reports Joins Chorus Of Praise (Unofficially)

It isn't easy to impress Consumer Reports. Fisker Automotive knows this better than most, after its Karma range-extended sedan was savaged by the magazine earlier this year... read more November 20, 2012 by 16

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hybrids, Plug-In Cars Score Well In Reliability Survey

Buyers of hybrids have long known that they can be surprisingly reliable, as well as costing little to run on a daily basis. The 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey from... read more October 30, 2012 by 6


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