05 Oct '11, 7pm

The electric Chevy Volt earned the prestigious "recommended" rating from Consumer Reports. Not bad!

The electric Chevy Volt earned the prestigious "recommended" rating from Consumer Reports. Not bad!

The Chevrolet Volt has received what is probably the second most valuable award in the automotive world, Consumer Reports' "Recommended" rating (the first is Consumer Reports' "Top Pick " rating). So many people base their buying decisions on CR that it would be pretty bad for an electric car - of which people are already a bit suspicious because it's a new technology - to fail to pass that test. Good thing for the Volt, then, but not all is perfect in the best of all worlds; CR found many things that could be improved with the plug-in hybrid and the overall score they gave it isn't all that impressive. Check out the video review below.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/chevrolet-volt-ea...

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