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Old 11-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 67.41 mpg (US)
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Nissan Leaf official EPA rating: 99 mpg-e combined, "best in midsize class"

EPA Rates the All-Electric, Zero-Emission, Nissan LEAF 'Best' in Class for Fuel... -- FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

After five-cycle testing, MPG equivalent of ...

  • 106 city, 92 highway for a combined 99 MPGe.
  • Based on the EPA's formula of 33.7kW-hrs = 1 US gallon gasoline energy.
  • EPA label also displays a charging time of seven hours on a 240V charge
  • Driving range of 73 miles, based on the five-cycle tests using varying driving conditions and climate controls.
Electric is fine and dandy, but here's hoping this rating is the first step on the road to automakers competing to improve the efficiency of their EV's, just as we're seeing in the ICE marketplace. "Electron hog" is no better than "gas hog". And there's lots of room to improve the Leaf.

Anybody know offhand if the Tesla Roadster has an official EPA rating?

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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