Which Cars Get the Best MPG?


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As of 2014, the list of cars that get the best fuel efficiency is dominated by electric cars, such as the Fiat 500e and the Honda Fit EV, which get 116 MPGe and 118 MPGe respectively. For non-electric vehicles, the top performing models are the Toyota Prius Hybrid and Toyota Prius c Hybrid, both of which have a fuel efficiency rating of 50 MPG.

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The Fiat 500e is able to achieve 116 MPGe by using an electric motor engine. The engine uses a three-phase synchronous drive electric motor combined with a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery, giving the car an effective driving range of up to 100 miles in city conditions. An average charge time using the 240-volt onboard charging module averages just under four hours. The 500e model uses a modified design of the basic Fiat 500 which was modified to minimize drag. At its release in 2013, the Fiat 500e was priced at $32,500.

The Toyota Prius Hybrid combines a traditional gas engine with a lithium-ion battery, which adds extra range to the vehicle. When running on just electricity, the car is able to travel up to 14.3 miles. The first production version of the Toyota Prius Hybrid was delivered to buyers in January 2012.

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