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    Report: Tesla rockets to $259 a share on Morgan Stanley, Consumer Reports announcements [w/video]
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    Remember way back when we mentioned that Tesla's Gigafactory for batteries might prove to be a good investment opportunity, with its potential to bring cell prices down to a level that could make the forthcoming Tesla Model E affordable, not to mention attractive for massive amounts of renewable ...

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    Report: One year later, Consumer Reports still likes Tesla Model S
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    After a year of tooling around in its Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan, Consumer Reports likes the car, but says it has created "a few mild irritations." To which the Tesla-less among us say: cry us a river. The Model S loses up to 10 miles of range when left uncharged for 24 hours at a ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S gets 'recommended' Consumer Reports rating; Prius V, Ford hybrids not so much
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    How can Consumer Reports give a car a 99 out of 100 rating, call it "the most practical electric car we've ever tested" and still not give it a "Recommended" rating? Because of how that rating gets decided. Basically, when CR tests a vehicle, it also needs more reliability data over time to ...

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    Report: CR gets back to basics with sensible mileage tricks [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports seems to be taking on a different tactic than it did a few months ago on fuel economy. The publication took Ford and the US Environmental Protection Agency to task for overstating mileage ratings on the C-Max and Fusion hybrids in late 2012. Then, earlier this year, CR said ...

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    Report: CR: If you buy a Chevy Spark, make sure it's the EV
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    Consider Consumer Reports officially juiced about the all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark. The publication tested out the EV and found it to be far superior to its gas-powered brethren, calling the all-electric the "best version of this small hatchback." CR was particularly effusive ...

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    Study: CR says higher CAFE standards will save car buyers $4,600
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    Consumer Reports isn't wearing quite as rosy a pair of sunglass as the federal government is about the savings prospects for US drivers once stricter fuel economy standards take effect in model year 2017. Still, the publication says drivers will save a few thousand dollars worth of gas during the ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports' Tesla gets third row of seats, happy kids await
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    Hidden inside the fast and sleek Tesla Model S electric-powered sedan is the beginnings of a family EV, a sprout that we'll see in full bloom in the upcoming Model X. Anyone who ordered a Model S without the third row kid seats, Consumer Reports explains that it's not too difficult to get them ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports kinda, sorta likes the electric-powered Fiat 500e
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    Last month, Consumer Reports decidedly panned the Mitsubishi i after a test drive of the small electric vehicle. The magazine doesn't dislike everything little and battery powered, though, and was quite a bit kinder to the Fiat 500e, saying it is "actually kind of a cool little car." CR released ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports says '13 Fusion Hybrid comes up short on MPG
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    Last year, Ford claimed that its Fusion Hybrid sedan was one of the company's many models that beat the magic 40 miles per gallon fuel-efficiency figure, but Consumer Reports discovered that the automaker is just dreaming, Green Car Reports says. Consumer Reports tested the mid-sized sedan and ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports buys Tesla Model S. Yes, we're jealous
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    Lucky them. That's our opinion of Consumer Reports, which really took one for the team by taking delivery of its Tesla Model S last week. The organization is noted for purchasing most of the vehicles it tests rather than reviewing ones loaned to them by manufacturers. The institute groused about ...

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    Official: Consumer Reports says Prius C most reliable 2012 vehicle
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    Smaller car, fewer problems. The Toyota Prius C compact hybrid topped Consumer Reports' list of reliable 2012 model-year vehicles, leading a group of Toyota-made cars near the top of the list. Consumer Reports based its list on subscriber experiences with 1.2 million vehicles, though Consumer ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports says Fisker Karma has 'numerous shortcomings'
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    It's not a surprise that Consumer Reports doesn't like the Fisker Karma. The tester vehicle that the magazine straight-up purchased died before it went 200 miles. Then CR really figured out what was wrong with the plug-in hybrid. So, is it really a surprise that CR's test results found the ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports calls out "Five Popular Cars To Avoid," including Prius C
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    Those crusaders of shopping empowerment over at Consumer Reports have put together a list of five cars to avoid, even if their sales numbers suggest otherwise. CR points out that just because a vehicle is making a lot of buzz and ringing cash registers, that doesn't necessarily make it a wise ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports goes out of its way to buy 2012 Ford Focus Electric
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    The first 2012 Ford Focus Electric hatchbacks started trickling into dealerships a couple months ago and the other day, Consumer Reports was finally able to pick up one for its very own. The logistics of that purchase, though, caused the first complaint. The publication, which buys rather than ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports unhappy with real-world, 59-mile range from Mitsubishi i
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    Say what you will about the EPA, but when it comes to measuring single-charge ranges of the Mitsubishi i and Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicles, they seemed to get it right. Consumer Reports, whose editors have been driving both an i and a Leaf since the beginning of the year, says it's been ...

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    Report: Cars.com calls out Consumer Reports over Toyota Prius C verdict
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    Cars.com has evidently taken issue with a Consumer Reports video review featured on Autoblog advising consumers that they would be better off buying a used "regular" Prius instead of a 2012 Prius C. Consumer Reports shouldn't have passed on recommending the Prius C, Cars.com argues: "CR's low ...

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    Video: 2013 Toyota Prius C doesn't get much love from Consumer Reports
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    Consumer Reports has panned the 2012 Toyota Prius C in a new video review that urges car shoppers to get a used regular Prius over the new baby model, "it's a much better car overall," said Mike Quincy in the review. The problems Toyota ran into in creating the Prius C appear to be in making it ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports tests small eco models, best only saves $145/year in fuel [w/video]
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    The good people at Consumer Reports appear to have a dim view of fuel-economy packages on small cars. The organization recently tested the Ford Focus SFE, Chevrolet Cruze Eco and Honda Civic HF to determine whether the cars' annual fuel savings actually offset the additional cost of opting for ...

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    Study: Survey Says: Fuel economy is #1 factor when buying a car
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    It seems like it was just a few years ago that car manufacturers used to laugh at us when we'd ask why a new model didn't get any better fuel economy than its outgoing predecessor. "Car buyers don't care about fuel economy," was the refrain, "They certainly won't pay for it." A few years of ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports says converted EVs are marred by design compromises
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    When it comes to battery-electric versions of existing gas-powered vehicles, it's tough for those leopards to change their spots. That's a conclusion from Consumer Reports, which says that the Ford Focus Electric and Chevrolet Volt are among plug-in vehicles marred by design compromises because ...

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