September 30, 2011

GREEN CARS UNDERWHELM: Nissan Leaf nets middling 78-point Consumer Reports score, still beats Volt. Plus, range anxiety: “CR discovered that, under gentle driving conditions, the Leaf averaged 90 miles on a full charge. But in cold weather, CR’s testers report the range dropped to approximately 60 miles. It’s for this reason that CR refers to the Leaf as an urban runabout.”