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Reply #2 - Mar 3rd, 2011 at 7:49am
 
That's a good idea, MPKWh!

I wonder if most people can relate to that though. After a while I guess it would become common to know both MPG and MPKWh.

Not sure where they would start from "drained" on the batteries. Someone would have so spec that.

I looked and the prius is like 48 mpg hwy. WTF? For $20K+ ??? CRAZY!

Look up the Geo Metro, it was 3 cyls and got 56 mpg hwy in the 80's !!

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Reply #1 - Mar 3rd, 2011 at 7:17am
 
The EPA should establish a fixed length track so that you can get an accurate MPG on the hybrids. For pure electric cars they should develop a kilowatt hour per mile rating. MPKWh would work very well...so if you got 10MPKWh today you'd want 20MPKWh for your next car Smiley
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Electric Car MPG? How do they calculate that?
Mar 3rd, 2011 at 7:14am
 
I've seen claims of over 100 MPG on some of these cars.

The Toyota Prius has a small engine, maybe they calculate after the battery is dead?

At what point do you count the electric energy they put into it?

What do they consider zero energy? You never run a battery down all the way to zero.

What about the total electrics? They have no gas tank.
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