2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012
There are now more than a dozen plug-in electric cars for sale in the U.S., but not all electric cars are created equal.
And a pair of recent articles about service challenges experienced by owners of the Toyota RAV4 EV underscores that buyers should be fully aware of the context in which their electric car is sold.
Only five plug-in cars have sold more than 10,000 units in the U.S. since launch: the Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
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The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid could hit that mark this year, but nine others are low-volume or compliance cars.https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1090565_buying-an-electric-compliance-car-think-hard-about-servicing-first