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Published on December 4th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars In US (2014)

December 4th, 2013 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

most fuel efficient car in US

Update Dec 5, 2013: It seems that the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S aren’t on this list because the EPA has created the list for 2014 models only and it doesn’t have 2014 model data for those. I’ll update this post (and) write a new announcement, when I see the list updated again. Of course, other electric cars also might make the cut once their 2014 fuel economy ratings are in.

The US EPA and DOE have released an updated list of the top 10 most fuel efficient cars on the US auto market in 2014. This year, the Chevy Spark EV, which has gotten some very positive reviews (especially for its zippiness) tops the list. Of course, this isn’t simply supposed to be a list of the most fuel efficient electric cars (…er, most electricity efficient?), but that’s what it has ended up becoming. All 10 vehicles below are plug-in vehicles. The first 7 are 100% electric vehicles, while the remaining 3 are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Unfortunately, those top 3 most fuel efficient cars are sold in just a few markets, and aren’t even being manufactured in high enough numbers to meet demand. When are these manufacturers going to step up and at least start producing enough for the people who want them?

1. 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Combined 119 City 128/Highway 109
All-electric, Auto (A1)
2. 2014 Honda Fit EV 2014 Honda Fit EV Combined 118 City 132/Highway 105
All-electric, Auto (A1)
3. 2014 Fiat 500e 2014 Fiat 500e Combined 116 City 122/Highway 108
All-electric, Auto (A1)
4. 2014 smart fortwo cabriolet EV 2014 smart fortwo EV cabriolet Combined 107 City 122/Highway 93
All-electric, Auto (A1)
2014 smart fortwo coupe EV 2014 smart fortwo EV coupe Combined 107 City 122/Highway 93
All-electric, Auto (A1)
5. 2014 Ford Focus Electric 2014 Ford Focus Electric Combined 105 City 110/Highway 99
All-electric, Auto (AV)
6. 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV Combined 76 City 78/Highway 74
All-electric, Auto (AV)
7. 2014 Chevrolet Volt 2014 Chevrolet Volt Combined 62 City 63/Highway 61
Plug-in Hybrid, Auto (AV)
8. 2014 Ford Fusion Energi 2014 Ford Fusion Energi Combined 58 City 63/Highway 54
Plug-in Hybrid, Auto (AV)
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Combined 58 City 59/Highway 56
Plug-in Hybrid, Auto (AV)

 
 
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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.



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