2017 Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient Light Vehicles

December 28, 2016

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Transportation Analysis Fact of the Week

According to the Fueleconomy.gov website, the list of the top ten most fuel efficient light vehicles includes nine electric vehicles (EV) and one plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV).  Electric vehicle fuel economy is measured in miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe, where 33.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity is equal to one gallon of gasoline. 

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric, with a combined city/highway fuel economy of 136 MPGe tops the list for model year (MY) 2017. Three vehicles tied for the fifth spot on the list—the Fiat 550e, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and the Nissan Leaf—with 112 MPGe. The BMW i3 REX, a range-extended electric vehicle, has a combined gasoline/electric city/highway fuel economy rating of 88 MPGe.

Table listing the Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient Light Vehicles, MY 2017

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