Most Fuel-Efficient Cars You Can Buy

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2015 BMW i3
Starting MSRP: $42,400
MPGe (city/hwy/combined): 137 / 111 / 124
Charge time: 4 hours
Annual fuel cost: electricity = $550
Driving range: 81 miles; 151 with range extender
Hitting the market last year, the BMW i3 is not the cheapest entry-level EV, but it is one of the coolest. Built on an aluminum frame with a carbon fiber body, the i3 has a low center of gravity and quick acceleration; it reaches 60 mph in just over 6 seconds. The 170-horsepower electric motor provides a range of 81 miles, but with an optional range-extending gas generator you can tack another 70 miles onto that figure.

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