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U.S. media selects the top ten "power saving" models in 2016

Recently, the US media has selected the top ten fuel-efficient models. No surprises, this time the list is still dominated by new energy vehicles. However, for the sake of fairness, new energy vehicles (EV, PHEV) are divided from ordinary fuel vehicles. According to the previous list, the Japanese hybrid version of the ordinary fuel vehicle field is an evergreen tree, but in the field of new energy, there are almost disappear……


In addition, for readers’ understanding, first give an introduction to "MPGe" MPGe. In order to facilitate the distinction between the fuel economy of EV and PHEV/ordinary fuel vehicles, the US EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) has adopted an energy equivalent calculation method. 33.7 kWh is equivalent to 1 gallon of gasoline, and the energy efficiency of EV is converted into "MPGe "" as the unit to distinguish the "MPG" of ordinary gasoline vehicles. The higher the unit value, the better, which is the opposite of our usual fuel consumption value per 100 kilometers.


The following is the top ten list of new energy vehicles:


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It can be seen from this list that it is not pure electric fuel-saving. Many readers may not understand it. Pure electric is not even better than the extended range BMW i3 (with engine). This is because EPA compares electricity consumption with fuel consumption. The “equivalent” unit conversion (33.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity is equivalent to 1 gallon of gasoline), so after conversion, the farther one kilowatt-hour or one gallon of gasoline runs, the higher the ranking. This is very similar to Honda's energy-saving car competition. This algorithm is more Close to the facts, it is completely different from the domestic fuel consumption algorithm. For plug-in hybrids, domestic manufacturers claim that the fuel consumption is less than 2 liters, but the actual owner of the car is estimated to be 89 liters.


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