The EPA revealed its prediction on the annual fuel cost for light vehicles in the United States some time back. These numbers are obtained via an average mileage of 15,000 miles – 55 percent in urban setting and the remaining in highway driving.
The estimated figures proves that all-electric and plug-in hybrids have much less transportation costs. In some cases, the figure is down to merely a few hundred dollars.
That said, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric came out on top of the list with its lowest annual energy figure at $500 per annum – impressive for 15,000 miles of travel!
Based on this list, we can see the distance between the Ioniq and the most expensive models are pretty far apart with the standard SUVs costing up to $3,850 in fuel costs per year. This distance are expected to increase with the impending hike of gas prices.
So, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric tops with the lowest annual cost among all 2017 models; will Toyota’s Prius, its direct rival, ever keep up?