October 21, 2011

Plug-In Hybrid's 20-mpg Rating - A Scarlet Letter?

Jim Motavalli, New York Times


Jonathan Alcorn

With its range-extender gasoline engine engaged, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid was rated this week by the Environmental Protection Agency at just 20 miles per gallon. The E.P.A. figure was first reported by the blog GreenCarReports.com.

In the ensuing blowback, some critics concluded that the luxury sport sedan, which was not yet certified by the...

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TAGGED: electric vehicles, Fisker Karma, New York Times, Plug-in hybrids

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