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Owners may not be getting their money's worth after -- The EPA launching an investigation into the accuracy of gas mileage estimates for some of these green vehicles are claims of fuel efficiency.
That we Carroll -- -- in Washington what prompted this investigation down.
A bill was a consumer reports test of two Ford hybrid vehicles the new Ford C Max hybrid wagon and the Ford Fusion hybrid.
Consumer reports bought one of each of these cars and -- some real world testing.
The results confirmed that the EPA mileage figures were way off further off than the tests of any previous vehicle.
EPA and Ford had claimed that the EC -- hybrid delivered a combined city highway mileage of 47 miles per gallon.
Consumer reports testing found it was really 37 miles we -- -- difference of ten miles per gallon.
The EPA and Ford said that the -- hot the Ford Fusion hybrid delivered 47 miles per gallon as well combined city highway.
But consumer reports found it was far less than that 39 miles per gallon difference of -- that consumer reports article of December 6 prompted the EPA to reevaluate its testing methodologies and an EPA represented -- told USA today quote.
This is a different type of hybrid and we need to understand it.
It has long been understood that mileage in the new generation of -- rich regardless of -- is especially vulnerable to changes in driving habits.
BP official told US -- to USA today quote.
If you drive a hybrid the way you drive your Porsche.
You're gonna get less gas mileage than than national average.
They get much worse mileage two in cold weather because battery life to caves in cold weather -- anybody is try to start of a car or fire up a flashlight on a cold day.
Knows that's that's the case they'll check the sticker.
Yeah wow -- -- -- thanks looking forward to the results of that investigation what will be on there.
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