People have been wondering how the EPA would rate the Nissan Leaf. The normal “miles per gallon” didn’t make sense because the car uses electricity, not gas. The results are finally in, and the vehicle has scored a 99 MPGe. That stands for “Miles Per Gallon equivalent.”
Now we have to wait and see how the EPA rates the Chevy Volt. That car uses electricity for the first 40 miles before the gasoline engine kicks in, making the calculations a bit trickier.
For more info, check out Consumer Reports guide to best cars for fuel economy.
Nissan Leaf: 99 miles per gallon [CNNMoney]