Ford Explains ‘MPGe’ in Strategic Video

Green Car Reports - October 12, 2012

The offi­cial label on elec­tric vehi­cles gives a mea­sure­ment of fuel econ­o­my list­ed as MPGe. Deal­ers and con­sumers should be aware of the new val­ues.

So what does MPGe actu­al­ly mean?

Effec­tive­ly, MPGe is a mea­sure that lets con­sumers com­pare the famil­iar mea­sure of fuel econ­o­my in gaso­line and diesel cars – miles per gal­lon – with the very dif­fer­ent ener­gy use of elec­tric cars.

Nor­mal­ly mea­sured in kilo­watt-hours (kWh), it isn’t always easy to see how much of a ben­e­fit you might be get­ting by run­ning an elec­tric car.

Click here to watch the Ford Motor Co. video which explains how this mea­sure­ment works.

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