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Design News – Captain Hybrid – Electric Vehicles Get Good Grades for Reliability

When it comes to designing for reliability, electric cars are proving that simpler is better, a recent Consumer Reports owner survey has concluded. ”In general, electric cars have been stellar,” Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer’s Union, tells Design News. “The fact that they don’t have to carry around a gas engine or conventional transmission tends to make them pretty reliable.”

In its annual reliability survey of 1.1 million vehicles, Consumer Reports gave high marks to the all-electric Nissan Leaf, writing that consumers should expect “reliability of new models to be 60% above average.” It was the third year in a row that the Leaf earned near-perfect scores in the survey.

Click on the Chevy Volt below to start the slideshow.



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