Author: Curtis Farrell |
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Electric vehicles are the most fuel-efficient and ‘green’ meaning they don’t emit tailpipe pollutants from the onboard source of power. If you want no compromises, here are the top 10 fuel-efficient cars in the world.

For those who prefer gas, we have a list of sedans with the best gas mileage.

Tesla Model S 70D

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 Tesla Model S © Tesla Motors, Inc.

It is a widespread opinion that Tesla Model S is among the most important vehicles of the 21st century so far. Despite the high price of a luxury car, Model S global sales passed the 100,000 unit milestone in December 2015.

Ford Focus Electric

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 Ford Focus Electric © Ford Motor Company

The Ford Focus Electric is a 5-door hatchback that is Ford’s first full production, all-electric passenger vehicle sold since December 2011. It has the glider of a third generation Ford Focus.

Kia Soul EV

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 Kia Soul EV © Kia Motors

The Kia Soul EV is an all-electric subcompact crossover SUV based on the second-generation Kia Soul. It is pretty much the same as the conventional Soul excluding the powertrain and the engine.

smart electric coupe

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 smart electric coupe © Daimler AG

Smarts are outstandingly small and tremendously fuel-efficient if we talk about their all-electric versions (there are two: coupe and convertible). These babies are not fitted for long or fast driving but they are crackerjack in the city.

FIAT 500e

most fuel efficient car in the world

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The all-electric FIAT 500e debuted in the United States in 2013. This tiny car offers a great driving experience and has pretty good figures in fuel efficiency. The high price discourages potential buyers, though.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV © Mitsubishi Group

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the world’s first modern highway-capable mass production electric car. In its first years, it was also the most fuel-efficient vehicle of them all.

Nissan LEAF

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 Nissan LEAF © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The Nissan LEAF is a star. As of December 2015, it is the world’s all-time best-selling highway-capable all-electric car with more than 200,000 units sold worldwide.

Volkswagen e-Golf

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf © Volkswagen AG

The new Volkswagen e-Golf was able to overtake the Nissan LEAF in fuel efficiency for the equal price. However, it is nowhere near so popular as the latter.

Chevrolet Spark EV

the smallest car in the world

Small, elegant, fuel-efficient, affordable – this is all about the Chevy Spark EV. GM made a great job with this city car which is not among the most popular for some reason.

BMW i3

most fuel efficient car in the world

2016 BMW i3 © BMW AG

And the champion is… BMW i3 hatchback that features carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer to improve the vehicle’s energy consumption. It is the first zero-emissions mass-produced vehicle from BMW.