EPA rates the 2013 Fiat 500e at 116 MPGe

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 7, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency tested the new Fiat 500e and gave it a rating of 116 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) – the third-best rating for electric vehicles in the U.S. Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne said that the electric-powered version of the subcompact Fiat 500 will start selling in California in the second quarter of 2013.

There are 25 Fiat dealerships in California. They’re also known as Fiat Studios. The EPA devised the miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe, rating to demonstrate how a vehicle compares with a gasoline-powered one. It measures the number of miles that electric vehicles can be driven on a quantity of battery-generated electricity that has the same energy content as a gallon of gasoline.

According to the EPA, the 500e will achieve 122 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and 108 MPGe in highway driving. Its rating for the highway is the highest compared to other EVs. It was in 2011 that the Fiat 500 arrived in U.S. showrooms.

The EPA made a comparison of 2013 models in its website. It determined that just Toyota’s Scion iQ EV, at 121 MPGe, and Honda Motor Co's Honda Fit EV, with 118 MPGe, have better combined highway-city driving ratings than the 500e. EPA also found that the 500e, which is promoted as being "environmentally sexy," could be driven an average of 87 miles on a battery that has been fully charged.

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