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Consumer Reports Tests Latest Electric Cars

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More and more car companies are coming out with vehicles that are all-electric and require no gas.

Several claim the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon or more. The government tax credit of up to $7,500 could have you thinking about getting an electric vehicle.

Consumer Reports just tested some of the latest entries.

Ford calls the Ford Focus Electric the most fuel-efficient compact car in America.

Consumer Reports found it can get the equivalent of 107 miles per gallon. The engineers compared it with other all-electric cars, including the smaller sub-compact Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

“The i-MiEV is even more fuel-efficient, getting the equivalent of 111 miles per gallon. It’s also easy to park, but it’s slow and cramped, and it rides stiffly. In fact, our engineers thought it was more like a glorified golf cart,” Rik Paul from Consumer Reports said.

With any all-electric car, a primary consideration is how far it will go on a charge
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