With only 25 kWh of Energy used per 100 miles, Tesla Model 3 Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is the most efficient electric vehicle of 2022. Lucid’s Air Grand Touring model w/19-inch wheels ranks second with 26 kWh. The third place is divided by four different models: Tesla Model S, Tesla Model Y Long Range, Chevrolet Bolt EV and Hyundai Kona EV — all of them with 28 kWh of Energy used per 100 miles.
Occupying the 7th and the 8th place of the ranking, there’s Chevrolet Bolt EUV (2022) and 2022 Kia EV6 RWD (2022), both with 29kWh. Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD (2022) and Kia Niro EV (2022) close the top-10 ranking with 30 Kwh per 100 miles.
Tesla Model 3
Energy use: 25 kWh/100 miles
Combined efficiency: 132 mpg-e
Price: $46,190, including $1,200 destination charge
Tesla electric vehicles, including the Model 3, Model X, and the Model Y, all have a current 5 Star Euro NCAP safety rating, the highest score.
“At Tesla, we’re deeply committed to safety, which is why we engineered Model 3 to be the safest car ever built. In the U.S., Model 3 has already earned an overall 5-star rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), including earning 5-stars in every category and sub-category, and scoring the lowest probability of injury of any car ever evaluated by the U.S. New Car Assessment Program.” — Tesla stated in 2019.
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S was introduced on June 2012 and its efficiency has been improved since then. The first version needed 38 kWh of energy to travel 100 miles and now it can do it with only 28 kWh with 405 miles of range.
During 2021, Tesla sold in U.S. around 150k units of Model 3, 186k Model Y and 23.7k Model S/X , totalling 360,916 units.