Mitsubishi i Leads 2012 EPA Fuel Economy Guide

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have just released the 2012 Model Year edition of the Fuel Economy Leaders list, crowning the Mitsubishi i as the most efficient vehicle in the US.
Mitsubishi’s EV returns a mpg equivalent (MPGe) rating of 112 combined (126 city/99 highway), being followed by the Nissan Leaf at 99 MPGe, the Ford Transit Connect Electric at 62 MPGe and by the Chevy Volt at 60 MPGe.

The aforementioned vehicles rely on electric propulsion (apart from the Volt, which uses a range extender), so what about internal combustion-powered cars? These are topped by the Toyota Prius, which returns a combined efficiency of 50 mpg.

Our say: we need the green armies to sustain our V8 fantasies, so we are more than happy to see eco soldiers making progress.
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