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Mitsubishi i ranked #1 in EPA Annual Fuel Economy Guide

Mitsubishi i ranked #1 in EPA Annual Fuel Economy Guide image

Text: / Photos: | posted November 21, 2011 15:05

Top of the (eco) charts

Mitsubishi Motors has just announced that the company’s innovative and fun-to-drive 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle has scored first-place honors on the EPA’s list of “Fuel Economy Leaders: 2012 Model Year”.

The EPA rated the Mitsubishi i as capable of 112 MPGe combined, 126 MPGe in the city and 99 MPGe on the highway. MPGe stands for miles per gallon equivalent for electric and hybrid cars, especially since EVs don't have gallons to use. In metric terms, the “fuel” economy translates to 47.6 km/l combined, 53.6 km/l in the city, 42.1 km/l on the highway.

According to the EPA’s website, the Fuel Economy Guide is “an annual publication containing the fuel economy estimates for all cars and light trucks. The guide includes much more information that appears on the window sticker alone. It includes information about alternative fueled vehicles, the range of fuel economy for different classes of vehicles, a list of fuel economy for different classes of vehicles, a list of fuel economy leaders, and tips for improving fuel economy.”

The annual Fuel Economy guide is published jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE).

According to a source, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines conducting a study about bringing the Mitsubishi i to the country.