I was clicking around the U.S. federal government's fuel economy website yesterday, trying to see how the government rates vehicles that run on pure electricity. Even though there are many new EVs you can buy today (see this list), the most recent vehicle on the Fueleconomy.gov site is the 2003 Toyota RAV4 EV. Other vehicles included are the Ford Explorer USPS Electric, the Nissan Hyper-Mini, the Ford Th!nk and the Nissan Altra EV, all of which were available between 2000 and 2002. Vehicles like the Tesla Roadster and Phoenix SUT will be added to the list sometime this year, I'm guessing, but for now, it's a bit of a ghost town over there.

[Source: Fueleconomy.gov]


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