CSM's Guide to Reading Electric Hybrid Specs
We’re going to let you in on a little insider’s secret: when manufacturers are shilling their wares, they tend to favor statistics that illustrate their own version of the truth.
As any politician (or car company) will tell you, you can always find a set of numbers to work in your favor.
Take the figures used by Toyota’s webpage to compare its Prius Plug-In against the Chevy Volt, for example. On the page, the Prius Plug-In is $7,200 cheaper, has more front headroom, more front leg room and features active head restraints unavailable on the 2012 Volt.
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Agency action comes as a result of Consumer Reports tests of Ford C-Max mileage tests fell well below EPA numbers.
Factors driving adoption will include rising fuel prices, falling vehicle prices, and expanding model availability.
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