How do electric cars determine mpg?

I'm well aware that gas-fueled cars use the measurements of mpg (miles per gallon). However, since electric vehicles don't use fuel, how exactly do they determine mpg?

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Answer provided by
Chanice Boyd
Answered on Apr 14, 2022
Happy to help clear up some confusion. You’re right—gas-fueled vehicles use an mpg measurement, but electric cars use a different formula to calculate the mpge.
You may have seen it before if you’ve found yourself looking into electric cars. MPGe stands for miles per gallon equivalent and is calculated using a straightforward formula.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the unit of measurement to measure an electric car’s energy consumption level so that it can be compared to gas-fueled vehicles.
The formula for MPGe is:
  • 33.7kWh of electricity = 1 gallon of gas
Some electric cars can hold 100MPGe, and just like their gas counterparts, every window sticker in a dealership is mandated to show the MPGe or MPG of all the vehicles in its fleet.
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