Hybrids and Plug-ins Did Well in Consumer Reports Reliability Survey

For deal­ers mar­ket­ing and ser­vic­ing hybrids and plug-in elec­tric vehi­cles, it does take a good deal of con­sumer edu­ca­tion about what the own­er­ship expe­ri­ence is like and how reg­u­lar ser­vice appoint­ments are being per­formed. As for cur­rent own­ers of these vehi­cles, sat­is­fac­tion with the own­er expe­ri­ence and the depend­abil­i­ty of hybrids and EVs is doing well. Hybrids and plug-in vehi­cles had a strong show­ing in 2012 Annu­al Auto Reli­a­bil­i­ty Sur­vey from Con­sumer Reports.

The 2013 Toy­ota Prius, Prius V and Prius Plug-In were rat­ed above aver­age in pre­dict­ed reli­a­bil­i­ty. Own­ers of the Chevro­let Volt and Nis­san Leaf are still hap­py with their cars, even though both have been through waves of crit­i­cal cov­er­age in the past year for the Volt recall and Leaf bat­tery prob­lems. Elec­tric vehi­cles and hybrids do have built-in ben­e­fits that help them achieve sol­id Con­sumer Reports rat­ings. Elec­tric cars are very sim­ple, and even hybrids are often no more com­pli­cat­ed than non-hybrids; not as many mov­ing parts or oper­at­ing sys­tems that can cause trou­ble for a lot of inter­nal com­bus­tion engine vehi­cles.



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