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!

Source: InsideEVs

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?

1 Comment

RobertC · April 17, 2017 at 7:39 am

The Prius doesn’t fit into the same market as a pure EV, and even the Prius Prime PHEV doesn’t compete with it.

For me, the limited range of a pure EV is a no-go, and that is the biggest difference where an EV and a HV, or PHEV, just don’t compete at all. If your needs fit into the EV’s range and you’ll rarely never need to travel further, the EV’s a clear winner, otherwise, the opposite is true.

That’s at least true until there’s more infrastructure to support pure EV’s on long travels, and they somehow cut down on charging time.

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