Scion iQ EV Smacks Down Smart Electric Drive in New EPA Ratings
In the battle of the street-legal electric golf carts, Toyota takes the first round. Its Scion iQ EV received an EPA MPGe rating of 121 overall, with the feds figuring it’s good for 28 kW-hours per 100 miles. Its nearest rival, also just scored by the EPA, is the updated Smart Fortwo Electric Drive; Daimler’s baby was pegged at 100 MPGe with 34 kW-hours needed per 100 miles.
To put these voodoo numbers in some context, the Nissan Leaf is rated at 99 MPGe, the Ford Focus electric at 105, and the Tesla Model S at 89. You can get more info on just how the EPA derives its MPGe ratings—and what they mean—in our big story here.