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Published on May 25th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Official: 2013 Nissan Leaf Rated At 115 MPGe, 75 Miles On 90% Charge



This 2013 Nissan Leaf is selling like hotcakes (and not just in Norway). And there’s a reason for it. It’s cheap (well, relatively speaking), has good range, and has excellent fuel economy. The EPA has just confirmed the latter two points, as this EV Obsession repost will tell you.

Image Credit: Nissan

Image Credit: Nissan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put up official range and fuel economy figures for the 2013 Nissan Leaf. The range (on a 90% charge) is rated at 75 miles. The combined (city and highway) fuel economy is rated at 115 MPGe.

The city-driving fuel economy is rated at 129 MPGe, while driving on the highway is rated at 102 MPGe.

The 115 MPGe rating is 16 MPGe higher than the 2012 Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe).

We have markets because different people have different preferences — we demand a variety of options. (Oh yeah, and we fought some wars and stuff….) But unless you have quite a bit more money to dish out on your car (everyone knows you’d buy a Tesla if you did), it’s pretty clear that the Nissan Leaf currently offers the best package for a 100% electric car in the US. Naturally, there are some exceptions — you may prefer or need some of the features other EVs offer — but all in all, the Leaf has a very low price, good range, and great fuel economy.

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  • jlmur

    Maybe you should compare it to the Chevy Spark.

  • wattleberry

    I take it that this is US mpg? Remember promising to include other equivalents to avoid ambiguity?

    • jlmur

      What’s the confusion?

      • wattleberry

        CleanTechnica is read by,and sourced from, many people outside the US using different units of measurements.

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