To quote Bill Murray from Ghostbusters: "Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!"

That's pretty much our response to Fox Business anchor and long-time electric-drive vehicle basher Neil Cavuto plugging for plug-ins. Calling it "a plug-in that gets it," Cavuto recently praised the 2014 Infiniti LE electric vehicle, Green Car Reports notes.

The LE concept was unveiled at the New York Auto Show earlier this year and, this month, Nissan's luxury badge re-confirmed that it will start selling a production LE in 2014. The part that Cavuto is most enamored with is that, "it's a plug in that doesn't plug in at all!" Actually, Cavuto is wrong, since the LE does plug in when needed, it just offers wireless charging as well. The LE is expected to have slightly more power and torque than the Nissan Leaf.

Cavuto once called the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in "the dumbest thing I've ever seen." Check out this video clip from last year for a highlight reel of sorts for Cavuto's diatribes against the Volt, including his bizarre belief that plug-in cars kill marriages. Speaking about the LE, he says, "I think it's a game changer. It's also a marriage-saver, because no longer will couples have to fight over who forgot to plug in the electric car."



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      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought Bill Murray said that in Ghost busters 2?
      Letstakeawalk
      • 2 Years Ago
      The official NHTSA recall for the Fisker Karma was released today: "Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,377 Summary: Fisker Automotive (Fisker) is recalling certain model year 2012 Fisker Karma passenger cars manufactured from June 15, 2011, through July 9, 2012. A manufacturing defect in the low temperature cooling fan may result in a direct short. Consequence: A direct short may ignite the fan housing, shroud and surrounding components, causing a vehicle fire." http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V413000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss So - it was concluded to be a manufacturing defect. More specific details in another article: "The defect lies in the car's cooling fan, which contains the risk of the internal 3-phase wires to come into contact with the metal motor housing case and set off a chain reaction. The contact could cause a short, which in turn could cause a transistor to produce heat, causing the melting of the circuit board and wires in the fan motor housing. This could lead to a second short, which might cause the fan housing and shroud and surrounding components to catch fire. The cooling fans are manufactured by Air International Inc of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Fisker began the investigation into the defect in November, upon the first report of a malfunctioning cooling fan. Shorts were observed and manufacturing updates planned when a highly-publicized instance of a Karma catching fire occurred earlier this month in Woodside, California, hastening the recall." http://www.autoworldnews.com/articles/2281/20120828/fisker-karma-recall-nhtsa-documents-trace-fire-hazard.htm#LdPP4zjAi2YLlQKD.99
      Spiffster
      • 2 Years Ago
      Umm, the Chevy Volt didnt "need" a plug either... Somebody... Anybody please tell this man how PHEVs work, PLEASE, before his ignorance spreads and becomes an epidemic.
        Spiffster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spiffster
        Whoops, just minor correction: didnt "need" to be plugged in... of course a PHEV needs a plug :-)
        Smith Jim
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spiffster
        "PLEASE, before his ignorance spreads and becomes an epidemic." It's too late. I've talked to a lot of people about EVs, hybrids and PHEV's. Some people are fascinated by the subject. Some people, out of politeness, just listen and nod their heads but without fail every conservative has something negative (and incorrect) to say such as: "EVs are not ready for prime time. They only have 40 miles of range". One person I know bought a Ford Fusion recently. I asked him if he considered buying the Fusion hybrid. He said, "No, because I didn't want to pay the $2000 dollars to install the charging station". I've also heard the following line more times than I can count, "People who buy EVs will be shocked when they see their enormous electric bills!".
          Nick
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Smith Jim
          How old was the dummy who thought hybrids need charging stations?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sorry, Ghost busters 1.
      Andrew B
      • 2 Years Ago
      The man (I say man, because journalism is dead) is not even stating fact. He is making up a scenario to support his hatred of plug-ins. So they will end marriages?! I didn't know a marriage was so frail that forgetting to plug in the car would lead to divorce. Plus, plug-ins are owned by a very small percentage of people, which I am pretty sure know they own a plug-in, and will remember to plug it in.
        Spiffster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew B
        I think this is more a case of hatred towards GM than anything else.
        imoore
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew B
        ". He is making up a scenario to support his hatred of plug-ins." I saw that scenario, too. Good call.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tea Bagging is a grand old (hetero) Fraternity Boy tradition.
      Smurf
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is not praise of an EV. This is a back-handed slam of all EV's because they have a plug. Does he feel the same about cell phones which also have to be plugged in? Why don't cell phones all have wireless charging? This is Cavuto's daily reminder that he is not an intelligent man....
      Giza Plateau
      • 2 Years Ago
      His thinking doesn't seem to have improved.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Either the saudi family oil money is drying up, or the 5 year latency of GOP acceptance of all things new is starting to catch up with where the rest of the world was in 2008.. ;) What's next, being OK with CFLs? lol
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Yeah, i remember when the right winging folks were the most adamant about how the internet was a fad, was evil, full of nasty stuff and no else etc.. Took 5-10 years for them to stop saying that.
        Nick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        GOPers are about 10 years behind . This comes from my Texas friends.
      Maddoxx
      • 2 Years Ago
      The convenience of not pluging in is awesome. Just drive over the charging pad and let autopilot take over. Dual infotainment screens looks a lot better than the Tesla S monster LCD. I'm hoping this to be under $47,000 and to have great acceleration. 0-60 in under 7 seconds. And at least a 150 mile range for base model.
      Dave Fenner
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting, the folks here rag on Fox news making fun of it, don't realize they sound just like Cavuto did when bashing the electric cars. What's up with the hate? And why is it nasty to hate the electric car and bash it, and still OK to hate and bash a news anchor. ?
        John R
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dave Fenner
        Because he's not a news anchor; rather, he's an opinionated blabber pretending to be a news anchor. Think about it: how much time does he spend stating the news itself vs expressing his biases about it?
          Ford Future
          • 2 Years Ago
          @John R
          90% of his talking points is his own blabbering on about his personal gripe, not questioning whether it bothers the public.
      Spec
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe he just got divorced so that big marriage problem is no longer an issue.
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