Consumer Reports has deemed the most-anticipated car to come out of America in years a lemon.
GM’s electric Chevy Volt is “a tough sell to the average consumer.”
Chief product tester David Campion tells the Detroit News: “When you are looking at purely dollars and cents, it doesn’t really make a lot of sense. The Volt isn’t particularly efficient as an electric vehicle and it’s not particularly good as a gas vehicle either in terms of fuel economy.”
Among other failings, the car traveled only 25 to 27 miles on electric power alone, while testing on winter roads. GM says the car regularly achieves up to 33 miles.
And it’s “annoying” that the car takes five hours to charge.
And it costs twice as much as Toyota’s Prius, a hybrid which is more fuel efficient when driving long distances.
Read more at Consumer Reports.
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