EPA says Hyundai and Kia have been lying about fuel efficiency.

Hyundai and Kia Discover Innovative "Lie a Lot" Strategy For Meeting Fuel Economy Goals

Moneybox
A blog about business and economics.
Nov. 2 2012 3:51 PM

Hyundai and Kia Discover Innovative "Lie a Lot" Strategy For Meeting Fuel Economy Goals

According to the EPA, Hyundai and Kia have hit about an innovative way to meet the needs of consumers eager for a more fuel efficient vehicle—instead of bothering with all the hard work of engineering you can just lie about gas mileage.

The problem is, you get caught sooner or later. EPA investigated complaints, and now the automakers are going to have to change their stickers and compensate over 900,000 car owners financially.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

  Slate Plus
Politics
May 22 2015 11:14 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.