Chevy Spark EV is #1 on 2014 EPA Fuel Economy Guide Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient List

DEC 5 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 27

America's Most "Fuel" Efficient Vehicle for 2014

America’s Most “Fuel” Efficient Vehicle for 2014

Are you searching for the most “fuel” efficient Model Year 2014 vehicle on the market?

If so, then the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the vehicle to buy.

For 2014, the EPA’s Fuel Economy Guide lists the Spark EV as the most “fuel” efficient vehicle available in the US.  It’s combined MPGe rating of 119 puts it just one tick up on the 2014 Honda Fit EV.

The subcompact Spark EV get 128 MPGe city and 109 MPGe highway.

Last year, the Scion 2013 iQ EV, with its rating of 121 MPGe combined, 138 MPGe city and 105 MPGe  highway, topped the EPA’s annual list.  There exists no Model Year 2014 Scion iQ EV, so it’s not even listed this year.

Check out the Top 10 most “fuel” efficient Model Year 2014 vehicle below:

Spark EV Tops the 2014 Chart

Spark EV Tops the 2014 Chart

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27 Comments on "Chevy Spark EV is #1 on 2014 EPA Fuel Economy Guide Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient List"

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David Murray

That’d be great if the car were available nationwide.

Wonder why the BMW i3 is not on the list?

or have they not tested the i3 yet? Aren’t deliveries supposed to happen 2Q 2014?

Doug B

So this is for Model year 2014, but does not include model year 2013 or 2012 cars that are still available. So not a very complete list as its missing the i-MiEV, the Leaf and the Model S.

io

I was thinking the same thing. Talk about missing the three elephants in the room.
The top 6 spots are all low-volume cars, the top 3 only available to some, both most significant EVs have been left out — that list is close to completely worthless, if not downright misleading.
(not to mention the continued use of this mindbogglingly idiotic and maybe purposely opaque MPGe…)

What game is the EPA playing here?!
And Eric, why didn’t you call them out on this?

The Leaf, i MiEV and the Model S are only the most common EV’s on the road, and the only ones that are not (artificially) limited in sales.

Oh well.

What about the top plug-in hybrid?

It looks like the Spark is the top EV, and the Volt is the top plug-in hybrid. Great products, GM! With the right inventory and advertising, these would sell in much higher volumes, IMHO.

My $0.02, they should wait until 2014 to create this list and they should exclude vehicles that are not available nationwide.

mustang_sallad

…thereby decreasing public awareness of these models and any demand from the general public to sell them nationwide.

Mercedes-Benz

MPGe most useless thing in the electric car world

sven

No, the pedestrian warning system (noisemaker) is the most useless thing in the electric car world.

Taser54

Replace it with a “guerrilla charging” warning. Keeps certain EV owners out of jail.

Spec9

MPGe is a useful number. It allows you to compare the relative efficiency of different EVs. It also provides gasoline car drivers with a rough understanding of how much more efficient EVs are compared to gas cars. A miles per KWH number might be better but the MPGe number does the job.

pjwood

MPGe is just eWrong

I realize for us fluent in EVs and vehicle efficiency in general (where even for gasoline the MPG number is less useful than consumption per distance … like Europe’s use of l/100km) that the MPGe number is inexact, but is it really that worthless? Is it really skewing the efficiency comparison in favor of one drive-train type over another? I don’t mean this rhetorically because I’ve never really done the math.

Another way to ask … what would be a better common method for measuring efficiency for both gasoline and electrically powered vehicles?

Brian

Part of the problem is that with a pure gasoline (including non-plug-in hybrids) vehicle, the fuel source is the same. The price of gasoline is generally known, and MPGs translate directly to fuel cost. When you throw electricity into the mix, the cost of fuel is different. What’s interesting is that it’s not all that much different – 33.7kWh/gallon means that the typical price of ~$0.11/kWh = $3.71/gallon. But most people don’t have a clue what the incremental cost of electricity is for them.

Bloggin

The 2014 Ford C-Max Energi launched this month, but I guess too late to make their list.

There are no changes except for a weight reduction of 40 lbs. Price remained the same.

Bloggin

Correction: No weight reduction for 2014.

John Hollenberg

The 2013 Leaf rates 115 MPGe. Since driving style has an effect an order of magnitude larger than the small difference between 115 and 119 MPGe, people ought to focus on their driving style if they want the most efficient BEV. The way I drive my 2011 Leaf, I am getting about 150 MGPe, which beats the pants off of these numbers.

angelo festa

Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is apparent to me, that while the majority of you are clearly electric car aficionados, you are nevertheless tethered to your local gasoline station. Reading through the list of responses, not one comment appears with a mpg e for those of us who fuel our cars directly or indirect;ly from the sun. Ever hear of solar panels? Google Elon Musk and Solar City.