What is an MPGe?
You’re most likely aware what MPGs are. They simply represent the fuel efficiency in a vehicle, or the “miles per gallon.” Nowadays with the rising cost of fuel and people being more conscious about their impact on the environment, drivers are looking for vehicles that offer maximum fuel efficiency everywhere they go. With hybrid and plug-in electric options available now, there’s a new metric for tracking efficiency: MPGe. So what exactly is an MPGe? Read on to find out!
Simply put, an MPGe stands for “miles per gallon gasoline equivalent” and refers to the average distance travelled per unit of energy consumed. Whereas MPGs are used to measure the efficiency of gasoline-powered engines, MPGes measure the energy consumption used by other options, such as hybrids and electric-powered cars. First introduced in 2010, this is an accurate measurement that can compare the efficiency of an electric-powered vehicle as it compares to a gasoline engine. The EPA developed a formula that suggested one gallon of gasoline is equivalent to 33.7 kilowatt-hours (or 121 megajoules) of electricity. These hybrids and electric-powered engines are excellent alternatives to gasoline-powered engines as they’ll cut down on fuel costs and you’ll be able to avoid stops at the pump.
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