Because now it's resorted to producing ads so misleading that they've been banned.
For carbon-conscious drivers, the advert for an electric car with an impressive 360-mile range seemed too good to be true.
...Now the commercial has been banned for misleading motorists who want to do their bit for the environment.
...Vauxhall insisted its claims about the Ampera were genuine and that once in ‘range extender mode’, it can indeed keep going for 360 miles... However, the ‘range extender’ consists of a small petrol engine which switches on once the battery has been exhausted.
...However, in a ruling published today, the Advertising Standards Authority said the car firm should have been more upfront about the use of the petrol engine... The watchdog said: ‘We considered that throughout the ad the emphasis was on the fact that the car was being driven electrically, and that most viewers would not understand that the car was in some circumstances being powered by electricity generated with a petrol engine.
‘Because it did not clearly explain how the vehicle worked in extended range mode, we concluded that the ad was misleading.’
Somehow I don't think we'll be reading this particular story in The New York Times.