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Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that metric were made by Tesla Motors. Now, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a 238-mile EPA rating for range—and that's usually the... read more

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McLaren P1

Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

We usually think of automotive energy efficiency in terms of miles per gallon, but that isn't adequate for cars with plugs. For battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top "fuel sippers," compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. That's... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

New Metric For Car Efficiency: Miles Per Dollar Spent On Energy?

It's downright confusing trying to calculate how much it costs to run green cars, whether it's a 50-mpg Toyota Prius or a highly efficient electric car like the 124-MPGe BMW... read more January 16, 2015 by


 
'MPGe explained' video screencap

What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars?

Electric cars don't use "fuel" as such, but you'll still find fuel-economy ratings on their window stickers. Those MPGe figures have mystified many potential plug-in electric... read more January 6, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

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... read more November 18, 2014 by


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Rated: 93 Miles Range, 105 MPGe

The very first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars are now being sold in California, adding a 19th plug-in vehicle to that state's market. And its final EPA range and efficiency... read more October 17, 2014 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car: 87 Miles Range, 84 MPGe

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric car hasn't quite reached dealerships yet--several are telling customers it could be next week--and its EPA ratings for range and... read more July 9, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe: BREAKING

Well, the numbers are in, courtesy of a quickly-photographed window sticker, and now we know the range and efficiency ratings for the 2014 BMW i3 electric car. The EPA-rated... read more May 1, 2014 by


 
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


 

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