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    Report: Are the EPA's MPGe ratings hurting EV sales?
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    Plug-in vehicle makers are losing out on sales dollars because the mileage ratings don't make a lot of sense. That's what one Venture Beat writer says after buying a Toyota Prius Plug-in and trying to apply the miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) standard to real-world results. In short, it's ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Google Street View maps gas leaks, Rolls-Royce helps kids build electric racer
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    Google Street View is looking for gas leaks. Natural gas leaks are not only extremely dangerous, they're a terrible waste of resources and, as a greenhouse gas, a threat to the environment. Unfortunately, with the decaying infrastructure in many of America's older cities, they're pretty common, ...

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    Official: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED has 87-mile range, 84 MPGe
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    Well, that extra weight had to be felt somewhere. With Mercedes-Benz getting ready to start US sales of its B-Class Electric drive this summer, the big question was how well its range would stack up against other electric vehicles sold in the States. Turns out, the Benz is a bit of a juice ...

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    Official: BMW i3 REx rated at 117 MPGe, 39 mpg with 72-mile EV range
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    The numbers haven't made their digital way to the EPA's website yet, but we can now confirm that the BMW i3 with range extender will be officially rated at a combined 117 MPGe with 39 mpg once the battery runs out. That puts the amazing little city car just ahead of the pure-electric Fiat 500e ...

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    KLD Energy says OneDrive system could get 250 MPGe in a Fiat 500e, sort of
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    If you don't look too closely at the spec sheet (available here), it appears that KLD Energy is ready to release a small, highway speed EV for under $10,000. But then you notice that the $9,800 price is just for the "system," which here means the battery, motor, controller and charger. That's the ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Fusion Energi earns five-star safety rating from NHTSA
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    The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has had a charmed life so far. Qualifying for California HOV lane status and getting impressive range and miles per gallon equivalent numbers are all bound to help its market image. Now, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has earned a five-star Overall Vehicle ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Leaf officially rated at 115 MPGe, with 75 miles* of range
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    The news keeps getting better for Nissan and its efforts to boost sales of its all-electric Leaf: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ahs confirmed that the EV's range is about 15 percent better than it used to be. The EPA finalized its 2013 Leaf numbers, confirming a miles per ...

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    Official: Chevy Spark EV rated at 82 miles, 119 MPGe combined
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    It's getting harder and harder to be the first/best/most electric vehicle in the US market. Most range goes to the Tesla Model S. First all-electric of the current generation goes to the Nissan Leaf or the Tesla Roadster, depending on your viewpoint. Best? Well, that's in the eye of the beholder, ...

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    Official: 2013 Fiat 500e gets 116 MPGe (combined) and 87-mile range
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    The all-electric 2013 Fiat 500e probably won't turn a profit, but that doesn't mean Fiat and Chrysler engineers haven't done a good job ramping up the hatchback's fuel economy numbers. Chrysler has just announced that the little EV has been rated at 116 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent (MPGe) ...

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    Official: Ford Fusion Energi Plug In Hybrid rated at 100 MPGe combined
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    When Ford unveiled the 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, it said it expected the car to get "up to 100 mpge." Late yesterday, Ford announced that official EPA rating is actually 108 MPGe in the city, which makes the Fusion Energi, "America's most ...

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    Official: Tesla Model S 60-kWh gets 95 MPGe, 208 mile range according to EPA
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    Spend a princely sum on a top-of-the-line Tesla Model S, which has an 85-kWh battery pack, and you can get an EPA-certified 265 miles on a full charge. If you opt for the lower-cost (and delayed) 60-kWh version, the EPA has now calculated you'll get 208 miles. This works out to 95 miles per ...

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    Official: Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid rated at 100 MPGe, combined
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    Well, this certainly isn't going to end the way Ford continues to compare its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid to its competition from the Toyota Prius family. Beating earlier expectations that it would be rated at 95 MPGe (but meeting even earlier expectations), Ford has announced that the Energi has ...

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    Official: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan offers 10-15 miles of EV range, 100 MPGe*
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    The most interesting numbers for the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid – official EPA fuel economy numbers and miles per gallon equivalent – are not yet available, but we did get a few more details on the corded version of Honda's mass-market sedan that should pique people's interests. ...

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    Official: Ford C-Max Energi will have 20-mile electric range, get 95 MPGe
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    Ford's marketing strategy for its plug-in vehicles is coming into Focus (pun intended): compare, compare, compare. When announcing the Focus Electric's 105 miles per gallon equivalent, for example, Ford made sure to note that it beats the "Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe while also offering more motor ...

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    Official: Tesla Model S officially rated at 89 MPGe with 265-mile range
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    The numbers are in, and they're looking good. According to the EPA, the Tesla Model S gets a miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) of 89 (combined), 88 (city) and 90 (highway). Green Car Reports says the range has been declared to be 265 miles, which beats the previous distance champion – the ...

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    Official: 2013 Chevy Volt increases range to 38 electric miles, 98 MPGe
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    And thus the mid-cycle product refresh – so common to computers and cellphones – comes around again to GM's plug-in hybrid. The new EPA sticker for the 2013 Chevrolet Volt has been released, and with it comes a fresh set of numbers. The highlights are an improved all-electric range ...

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    Official: Honda Fit EV rated at 118 MPGe with 82-mile range by EPA *UPDATE
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    It might only be available to lease in limited numbers in only a few areas, but the Honda Fit EV certainly has one thing that's tremendously good about it: an official EPA rating of 118 MPGe and a range of 82 miles. Specifically, the all-electric Fit gets 132/105/118 city/highway/combined MPGe. ...

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    Volt Stats! lets owners share their data and compete
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    Ever wonder what kind of real-world mileage Chevy Volt owners actually achieve? We know Motor Trend got 127 MPG when they tested it and Jay Leno – auto enthusiast, Volt driver, and apparently, some sort of late-night talk show host – famously used less than half a tank during his ...

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    Official: Coda Gets Official EPA Numbers: 73 MPGe with an 88-mile range *UPDATE
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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 ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range
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    Coming soon to a select Ford dealer near you is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has decided gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December, when it said the ...

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