Honda Fit EV Sets New Mileage Standard
EPA rates Honda Fit EV at 118 MPGe, giving it top billing.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: June 9th, 2012
MPGe is not a perfect measurement, but it helps consumers who are used to conventional cars understand the difference between gas and electric.
lectric cars are slowly hitting the market, and Honda's Fit EV appears to be mileage champ of the upcoming crop, when it comes to miles per gallon equivalent, anyway.
The upcoming Fit EV has been rated by the EPA at 118 MPGe combined (132 MPGe city, 105 MPGe highway), and that places it above Mitsubishi's i-Miev (112 combined MPGe) and the Nissan Leaf (99 combined MPGe). The EPA also rated the Fit EV as having an 82-mile range.
MPGe is a way of measuring the equivalency between miles per gallon in a conventional gas-powered car and the efficiency of an electric vehicle. It's not a perfect measurement, but it helps consumers who are used to conventional cars understand the difference—although we think overall annual fuel costs are an even clearer way of explaining it.
Still, to us, an 82-mile range is the more important number. No matter what a car's MPGe number is.
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