What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an MPGe rating is determined, especially as the number of electric cars and plug-in electric hybrids on the roads continues to increase.

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Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy Explained in Video

The Chevy Volt is having some rough days. It’s production has been stopped thanks to slow sales, and there is still a ton of misinformation about what type of vehicle it is.

In response to the doom and gloom,  Chevrolet has published a video to explain how the Volt EPA numbers work, and what they mean. The MPGe number is relatively new to the world of window stickers, so it needs some extra explanation from car companies to get the consumers the right information.

We’re glad that Chevy is taking the information to the buyers, but this video does preach a bit too much about the Volt’s fuel savings. Other all electric vehicles get 10/10 on the Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Rating scale, while the Volt still burns fossil fuels.

Check out the full video below to understand the Fuel Economy of the Chevy Volt.

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Ford Focus Electric is More Efficient Than Nissan Leaf

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving Ford something to brag about: The new Focus Electric is more efficient than the Nissan Leaf.

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