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Most efficient electric cars | Autocar

Autocar’s test efficiency 3.4mpkWh

Skoda offers the Enyaq iV with a choice of two battery sizes in the UK: the 58kWh 60 model and the 77kWh 80, which offers 333 miles of range. 

We tested the 77kWh model, which, SKoda claims offers, an efficiency score of between 3.7 and 4.0mpkWh.  

Our road test threw up an average of 3.4mpkWh, which, translates to a real-world range of just over 260 miles. While a distance away from its claimed figures, that’s still fairly impressive for an SUV – and even pits it ahead of many of its smaller competitors. 

Read our Skoda Enyaq iV review 

Fiat 500 Electric

Claimed efficiency 4.8mpkWh

Autocar’s test efficiency 3.3mpkWh

The electric Fiat 500 is sold with one battery: a small 42kWh unit (37.3kWh usable) offering a claimed 199 miles of range. It’s powered by a single, front-mounted electric motor producing 117bhp and 162lb ft of torque.

The electric 500’s efficiency is aided by its compact size, because it weighs just 1365kg – lighter than the vast majority of the electric vehicle competition. Fiat claims you can hit up to 4.8mpkWh, which puts the 500 among the most efficient electric cars you can buy. While you might be able to climb up to this figure with some diligent city-only driving, our real-world test produced 142 miles of range – equivalent to 3.3mpkWh. 

Read our Fiat 500e review

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric

Claimed efficiency 3.9mpkWh

Autocar’s test efficiency 3.3mpkWh

The Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric might carry a familiar model name, but the E-Tech Electric is anything but. 

This stylish hatchback is offered with a 60kWh battery which Renault claims offers 280 miles of range, and 3.9mpkWh. If it hits that figure, it’s ranked as one of the most efficiant electric cars on the market. 


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