2012 Mitsubishi i Gets 112 MPGe EPA Rating
We finally have one car that is more fuel efficient than the very popular Nissan Leaf. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the 2012 Mitsubishi i with a combined fuel economy of 112 MPGe, which is better than the Leaf’s 99 MPGe and the Volt’s 93 MPGe.
Despite the fact that this compact EV is more fuel efficient when compared to the two aforementioned rivals, it has a smaller battery pack which according to EPA lasts only 62 miles until you have to recharge it again. The Mitsubishi i comes with a battery that has a 16 kilowatt-hours capacity, which makes it considerably smaller than the 24 kilowatt-hour unit that comes in the Leaf.
This smaller battery pack makes the car lighter and improves efficiency but the disadvantage is that it provides a smaller range. However, if you analyze the cost per mile, the Mitsubishi i is a worthy competitor to the bigger Nissan Leaf.
Source: EPA via All Cars Electric
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