Hyundai Ioniq
Thrifty With Energy: The Hyundai Ioniq wrings more range out of a watt-hour than any other EV around.
Photo: Hyundai

RANGE

200 km

EV EFFICIENCY

136 mpge

HYBRID EFFICIENCY

58 mpg

The most energy-efficient car in America isn’t a Tesla, Toyota, or even the remarkable Chevrolet Bolt. It’s a Hyundai. With a range of 200 kilometers (124 miles), the all-electric Ioniq comes nowhere near the Bolt’s astounding 383 km (238 miles). But the Hyundai’s gasoline equivalent of 1.73 liters per 100 kilometers (136 mpge) tops all current EVs.

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Let’s do some quick math. Americans will pay about US $3.36 to charge the Ioniq’s 28 kilowatt-hour battery pack, at the average electricity rate of 12 cents per kilowatt hour. So, for less than the price of 1.5 gallons of unleaded, an Ioniq can cover 124 miles, the distance from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

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