Whilst you most likely might have guessed which model got here out on high, do you could have any thought which automotive producer posted the worst numbers? We’ll get to that shortly, however for now, it is time to dig into the US Environmental Safety Company’s 2022 Automotive Traits Report. In response to the EPA, Tesla posted the most effective numbers throughout the board for the 2021 mannequin 12 months, and that is been the case for a few years.
Tesla had the bottom emissions, in addition to the very best gasoline economic system, and no different producers or manufacturers even come shut. Nevertheless, there may be at the very least some optimistic information. If we simply have a look at particular person automobiles slightly than automakers’ whole lineups, there are another totally electrical fashions that fared fairly properly over time, and plenty of future EVs will do the identical.
Whereas the Tesla Model 3 topped the checklist for 2020 and 2021 the BMW i3 and Hyundai Ioniq have been leaders a number of instances prior to now, and the Lucid Air might get the consideration for 2022.
As you may see, Stellantis has posted the bottom gasoline economic system numbers yearly since 2012, and it is anticipated to be on the backside of the checklist once more in 2022, with Tesla’s lineup staying on the high. Did you guess appropriately?
Needless to say each Rivian and Lucid produce solely EVs, together with Fisker and another newly rising manufacturers. Nevertheless, they do not but have full lineups of automobiles, and there is little to no knowledge from prior years.
As well as, some totally electrical fashions from legacy automakers simply got here to market pretty just lately, so they will not be ranked within the report till subsequent 12 months. The itemizing of manufacturers within the EPA’s 2022 Automotive Traits Report is as follows (they are not ranked, however slightly, they’re in alphabetical order):
Sadly, the real-world effectivity for all producers averages about 26 mpg for all three years proven. In the meantime, the whole real-world CO2 output is properly above 300 grams per mile, although you may see that it is steadily bettering, albeit marginally.
Tesla’s numbers, it has the one triple-digit gasoline economic system, which is proven in MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equal). The model is available in proper round 120 MPGe for its lineup as an entire. That quantity is sort of 5 instances higher than the common. On the subject of Tesla’s emissions, the report simply exhibits a zero for all years, because the automaker’s EVs do not produce any tailpipe emissions.
For these excited by diving deep, there’s an entire lot extra to unpack in each the manager abstract and the complete report. We have included hyperlinks to the PDFs under: