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The Environmental Protection Agency has tested the Coda Sedan and officially determined it to have the longest range for an all-electric vehicle that doesn't carry a Tesla Motors badge: 88 miles. On the EPA's test cycle, the car gets 73 miles per gallon equivalent. That breaks down to 77 in the city and 68 on the highway.

According to Coda Automotive, the Coda EV's 88-mile range is class-leading (this number is not yet up on the EPA site, but we have it on good authority), however, Coda is still using "up to 125 miles" in its marketing materials because it believes drivers will likely be able to get more than the EPA estimate with sensible driving and agreeable weather.

How does this compare with other plug-ins? Well, the Ford Focus Electric gets 105 MPGe and has a range of 76 miles. The 2012 Chevrolet Volt gets 94 MPGe, the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid gets 95 MPGe, the Nissan Leaf gets 99 MPGe and has an all electric range of 73 miles and the Mitsubishi i is rated at 112 MPGe with a 62-mile range. The long-distance runner in the EV class is the Tesla Roadster 2.0, which officially gets 119 MPGe and can go for 245 miles.

The EPA says the Coda EV requires 46 kWh of energy per 100 miles (combined), which is a bit higher than the car's competitors. The Leaf, for example, needs 34 while the Mitsubishi sips just 30 kWh.

*UPDATE: Added official EPA label below.
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