EV tech tops the 2022 Fuel Economy GuideS. Himmelstein | November 18, 2021
Those in the market for purchasing a new vehicle will want to peruse the new 2022 Fuel Economy Guide issued by U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
The guide, part of the fueleconomy.gov site maintained by ORNL for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides the latest fuel efficiency stats and money-saving tips for new and used vehicles. In addition to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, the report covers diesel, plug-in hybrid, all-electric (EV), flex-fuel and fuel cell options.
For the first time, two EVs with 500-mile driving range — two variants of the Lucid Air — sit at the top of the guide’s 10 most fuel-efficient vehicles. The top 10 fuel savers among 2022 models in the new guide are all-EVs offering a minimum of 111 miles per gallon-equivalent fuel economy.
New to the guide in 2022 is a tool designed to let consumers examine upstream emissions related to their vehicles by zip code. This feature allows users to see how the methods for electricity generation in their area affect their total greenhouse gas emissions. Another tool allows EV owners to track their fuel efficiency in either kWh or miles per gallon equivalents.