These are the 5 most fuel-efficient cars on the market.

These are the 5 most fuel-efficient cars on the market.

There is a lot of talk about electric cars these days, with a variety of models and brands available. If you're considering purchasing an EV, it's important to know what to look for. One key aspect to consider is the car's fuel efficiency, which essentially indicates how much energy the car uses. There are several factors that influence energy consumption, such as acceleration, weight, top speed, and maintenance costs. In this list, we will focus on the five most fuel-efficient electric cars currently available on the market.

What is a fuel-efficient car?

It's common knowledge that driving a car is not the most environmentally friendly option. However, by driving an electric car, you can significantly reduce emissions and energy consumption associated with your commute. This is referred to as "fuel-efficient driving," but what does fuel-efficient actually mean in this context?

An EV is considered fuel-efficient because it doesn't require any fuel to operate. This means that no CO2 is emitted, which is good for the planet and for your health. It's also more efficient; with a conventional combustion engine, almost 70% of energy is lost as heat. With an electric car, this is significantly less, so you can travel three times the distance with the same amount of energy!

The simplest way to determine the fuel efficiency of an electric car is to look at its consumption rate. This is expressed as the amount of energy used while driving, measured in kWh (kilowatt-hours) per 100 kilometers. This data is professionally measured using the  WLTP (worldwide harmonised light vehicle test procedure) which provides a global standard for the range and consumption of electric vehicles. 

Here are currently the 5 most fuel-efficient electric cars on the market, according to the WLTP:

  1. Dacia Spring Electric (13 kWh/100 km)

  2. Hyundai IONIQ 6 (13,9 kWh/100 km)

  3. Fiat 500e (14 kWh/100 km)

  4. Renault Twingo (14 kWh/100 km)

  5. Tesla Model 3 (14,2 kWh/100 km)

Bronnen: EV DatabaseGocar