What is the Difference Between MPG and MPGe?

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What is the Difference Between MPG and MPGe? 

Finding a vehicle’s fuel economy is an important aspect to finding your next car. When browsing through the myriad of vehicles you’re sure to research, many car buyers might come across the term “MPGe” instead of the common “MPG.” So exactly what is the difference between MPG and MPGe? 

How to Calculate MPGe in an Electric Vehicle? 

MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of standard gasoline fuel efficiency when taking a look at electric mode operations on plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. MPGe is calculated by using the EPA rating that makes 33.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity the equivalent to one gallon of gasoline. So for example, if an electric vehicle uses 34 kilowatt hours (kWh) to drive 100 miles, that vehicle would get a MPGe rating of 99. 

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While sedans are the most fuel efficient standard vehicles, electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles are best known for their fantastic fuel economy and environmentally-friendly approach in their designs.  

If you would like to learn more about what the difference between MPG and MPGe is, or the differences in performance between standard vehicles and electric or hybrid vehicles, be sure to contact us at AutoMax of Youngsville. You can also follow our blog for more tips and tricks, car buying tips and automotive news. We’d be happy to assist you in any way we can.