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Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test

Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test

The EPA has dubbed the all-electric 2014 BMW i3 the most efficient production car sold in the U.S., with an impressive 125 MPGe rating--the best of any electric vehicle. By comparison, my 2013 Tesla Model S with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery is rated at only 89 MPGe. That's a hefty 39-percent... read more

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2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

The Five Greenest, Most Energy-Efficient Cars of 2013

What cars available in dealers today make the most efficient use of energy? The answer turns out to be four battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid. Gasoline and... read more August 19, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

2013 Nissan Leaf Final Ratings Issued: 115 MPGe, 75 Miles Of Range

It often takes awhile to get gas-mileage ratings onto the EPA's official website, and it's no different with electric-car efficiency numbers. Now we have the final ratings... read more May 15, 2013 by  10


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Buyer's Guide: 2014 Plug-In Hybrids From Toyota, Ford, Honda & More

Not all plug-in electric cars rely on battery power alone; some also have gasoline engines as backups, for longer range or more power. Last year, we identified six plug-in... read more May 7, 2013 by  7


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Reader Q: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Vs Other Hybrids

With two dozen hybrid models now on the market, and several mass-market plug-in hybrids as well, weighing costs and benefits can get a lot more complicated. Take, for... read more May 3, 2013 by  69


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Rated At 82 Miles Of Range, 119 MPGe

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV has been a long time coming, but it's almost here. This morning, Chevy announced that its only battery-electric car will have a range of 82 miles... read more April 24, 2013 by  11


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S 60-kWh Version: EPA Range Rated At 208 Miles

Without any fanfare, the EPA has released its range rating for the second version of the Tesla Model S to come to market. The 2013 Tesla Model S fitted with a... read more December 7, 2012 by  16


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

So What's An 'MPGe' Anyway? Ford Explains It All For You

If you've been looking at buying a new electric car, you'll have noticed a slightly different measurement of economy on the official labels: MPGe. But what does MPGe actually... read more October 12, 2012 by  14


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi: 100 MPGe, Beats Volt, Plug-in Prius

It’s official: the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the most efficient plug-in hybrid to date, achieving a cool 100 miles per gallon equivalent combined in official EPA fuel... read more October 11, 2012 by  39


 
2012 Coda Sedans on assembly line, Benicia, California, March 2012

2012 Coda Sedan Production Starts; 88-Mile Range, 73 MPGe Efficiency

While the company didn't make its self-imposed deadline for first customer deliveries in February, Coda Automotive has a different reason to celebrate today. At 10:25 am... read more March 12, 2012 by  16


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

MPGe Showdown: Ford Claims C-Max Energi Will Beat Volt, Prius Plug-In

When they're feeling confident, automakers boast about their specs, ratings, and performance with direct comparisons to the competition. It's horsepower for specialty cars... read more December 15, 2011 by  5


 
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