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For Model Year 2022 (MY 2022), 17 electric vehicle (EV) models achieved 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) or higher. MPGe is a unit of measure used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to represent EV fuel economy in a common unit with gas-powered vehicles, where 33.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity are equal to the energy contained in one gallon of gasoline. Among those 17 models, there were a total of 37 unique configurations that achieved 100 MPGe or higher. The Tesla Model 3 in rear-wheel drive configuration achieved the highest rating for MY 2022 with 132 MPGe.

Model Year 2022 EVs Achieving

an EPA Combined Rating of 100 MPGe or more

Make and Base Model

Highest MPGe

for each Base Model

Tesla Model 3

132

Lucid Air

131

Tesla Model Y

129

Chevrolet Bolt EV

120

Hyundai Kona Electric

120

Tesla Model S

120

Kia EV6

117

Chevrolet Bolt EUV

115

Hyundai Ioniq 5

114

Kia Niro Electric

112

Nissan Leaf

111

MINI Cooper SE

110

BMW i4 Gran Coupe

109

Polestar 2

107

Volkswagen ID.4

107

Ford Mustang Mach-E

103

Tesla Model X

102

Notes:

  • EVs include only all-electric vehicles.
  • There may be multiple configurations for a base model that distinguish characteristics such as drive type, battery size, wheel size, and trim specific options, and that require separate certification.
  • Only the base model names are shown and only the highest MPGe values are shown for each model name. Some models listed have configurations that fall below 100 MPGe. 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Fuel Economy Website, Compare Electric Vehicles Side-by-Side. Data accessed August 24, 2022.