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Backgrounder


Each year since 1999, Natural Resources Canada has recognized the manufacturers of the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada in each of 10 classes.

The most fuel-efficient vehicles for model year 2013 are:

Two-Seater
smart fortwo electric drive

35 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Annual Fuel Cost: $377
Annual Fuel Use: 3140 kWh (353 Le)
CO2 Emissions/yr: 0 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 1.5 Le/100 km Hwy: 2.1 Le/100 km

Subcompact
Mitsubishi i-MiEV

49 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Annual Fuel Cost: $449
Annual Fuel Use: 3740 kWh (420 Le)
CO2 Emissions/yr: 0 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 1.9 Le/100 km Hwy: 2.4 Le/100 km

Compact
Ford Focus Electric

107 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Annual Fuel Cost: $384
Annual Fuel Use: 3200 kWh (360 Le)
CO2 Emissions/yr: 0 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 1.7 Le/100 km Hwy: 2.0 Le/100 km

Mid-Size
Nissan LEAFTM

80 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Annual Fuel Cost: $506
Annual Fuel Use: 4220 kWh (474 Le)
CO2 Emissions/yr: 0 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 2.2 Le/100 km Hwy: 2.6 Le/100 km

Full-Size
Tesla Model S

270 kW electric motor, 60 kWh battery, 1-speed automatic
Annual Fuel Cost: $526
Annual Fuel Use: 4380 kWh (492 Le)
CO2 Emissions/yr: 0 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 2.5 Le/100 km Hwy: 2.4 Le/100 km

Station Wagon
Toyota Prius v

1.8 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable
Annual Fuel Cost: $1161
Annual Fuel Use: 900 L
CO2 Emissions/yr: 2070 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 4.3 L/100 km Hwy: 4.8 L/100 km

Pickup Truck
Toyota Tacoma

2.7 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $2270
Annual Fuel Use: 1760 L
CO2 Emissions/yr: 4048 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 9.9 L/100 km Hwy: 7.5 L/100 km

Special Purpose
Mazda CX-5

2.0 L, 4 cylinder, 6-speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $1754
Annual Fuel Use: 1360 L
CO2 Emissions/yr: 3128 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 7.8 L/100 km Hwy: 5.7 L/100 km

Minivan
Mazda5

2.5 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed automatic with select shift
Annual Fuel Cost: $2116
Annual Fuel Use: 1640 L
CO2 Emissions/yr: 3772 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 9.5 L/100 km Hwy: 6.7 L/100 km

Large Van
Ford Transit Connect Van

2.0 L, 4 cylinder, 4-speed automatic
Annual Fuel Cost: $2270
Annual Fuel Use: 1760 L
CO2 Emissions/yr: 4048 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 9.9 L/100 km Hwy: 7.4 L/100 km

Le is gasoline litre equivalent
One litre of gasoline contains the energy equivalent of 8.9 kWh of electricity