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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.