The journOlists at it again. Pushing their party's agenda.You may have heard the mileage rating for the Nissan Leaf is 99 MPG (miles per gallon equivalent)...
As Auto Blog says of the rating: “It looks good.” Of course it looks good. But there’s a whole lot more to the story. Note that the MPG rating is MPG equivalent. The MSM (journOlists) has been dropping the “equivalent,” making it seem to consumers that the vehicle is far more efficient than it truly is. Which is the intent, of course.
The ratings for the Chevy Volt have just been released as well. From the Detroit Free Press:
Chevy Volt to hit 93 m.p.g. in electric-only mode; battery-only Nissan Leaf to reach 99 m.p.g.
There is not a single instance of the word “equivalent” in the entire article. Nor is there any mention of last year’s claim that the Volt gets 230 miles per gallon (that was a different fraudulent number, based on a separate fraudulent scheme).
The current “miles per gallon equivalent” is a fraud perpetrated to hide the true environmental cost of these cars.
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