Hyundai IONIQ Electric Becomes U.S.' Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicle - Knocks BMW i3 Out Of Top Spot
Hyundai released some of the specifications for its upcoming IONIQ Electric, complete with EPA fuel economy ratings showing a 125 MPGe combined efficiency rating.
Previously, the Korean company estimated EPA the range at 110 miles (177 km) on a 28 kWh battery.
And while we know that MPGe isn’t exactly the most loved indicator of plug-in performance in the EV community, it is directly related to the amount of energy (including charging) needed for driving.
125 MPGe translates to some 16.8 kWh per 100 km (62 miles).
The big news for Hyundai is that the IONIQ Electric is now the most energy efficient car, as the “old” BMW i3 (24 kWh) was rated at 124 MPGe – which interestingly is actually 6 more than the new i3 all-electric (33 kWh).