As electric vehicles become more commonplace, the automotive industry is coming up with new ways to evaluate and compare performance. There are a lot of ways to evaluate an EV, and they tend to be different from the way we’ve always evaluated performance and economy. You can look at range, obviously, and battery capacity or charging time.
This list ranks 10 of the top EVs for 2019 in terms of their miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. This figure is not widely understood, but it calculates the energy consumption of an EV as if it were using gasoline for fuel. Several factors go into the calculation, but it’s a convenient shorthand for how energy efficient an EV is. Here are the top 10 EVs with the best MPGe ratings in ascending order.