The Focus Electric will have a combined mileage of 105 miles per gallon equivalent, giving it the EPA highest fuel efficiency rating thus far. Range is rated at 76 miles.
GM releases a video to explain the EPA's multiple MPG-equivalent ratings for the Volt, which launched in the U.S. last week.
This story initially gave the incorrect MPGe figure for the winning car. The Very Light Car No. 98 has an efficiency of 102.5 MPGe.
With its 118 mpge, the Honda Fit EV is the most efficient car ever tested by the EPA. Better yet, it is easy and enjoyable to drive.
The EPA finds the new Nissan Leaf has an MPGe of 99 and awards the EV top honors.
Honda announced the EPA fuel economy and range numbers for its Fit EV today, the rating of 118 MPG equivalent making it the most fuel-efficient production car available.
The two-wheeled E-Tracer 7009, developed by Peraves for Swiss team X-Tracer, will soon be headed into production under the name MonoTracer MTE-150.
The Honda Fit EV shows range similar to that of other compact electric cars on the market and drives well enough, but ultimately feels like a retrofit project car rather than a fully realized futuristic production vehicle.
We put the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, and the Mitsubishi i-MIEV side-by-side to see how these everyday EVs stack up.
Ford begins production of the Focus Electric, claiming it will best EV competitors on efficiency, while it takes aim at the Toyota Prius with its C-Max hybrid and plug-in hybrids expected in the second half of next year.