EVs among least reliable in consumer survey

STORY: Electric vehicles and full-size pickup trucks

were the two most problematic categories

in Consumer Reports magazine's annual reliability survey

It predicts which vehicles will give owners

fewer or more problems than competitors

EV owners reported charging and battery problems

as well as electric drive motor issues

Hybrid vehicles and mid-sized sedans

were among the most reliable

The top-ranked brands in the survey were Toyota and Lexus

and seven of the ten best-scoring brands were from Japan and South Korea

Mercedes-Benz slipped five slots

to rank the least reliable among all brands