If you’ve been waiting for someone to make a car that breaks the lofty 100 mile-per-gallon milestone of automobile efficiency, your wait is officially over.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just certified Ford’s new all-electric Focus compact car to offer the combined city and highway equivalent of 105 miles per gallon of gasoline.
The electric Focus, which is rated at 99 mpg-equivalent on the highway and 110 mpg-equivalent in the city, is the first gas, hybrid or electric car to top the 100 mile efficiency threshold. The all-electric Nissan Leaf comes in just under the threshold at 99 mpg-equivalent for combined city and highway driving, while the Chevy Volt, the next most efficient car, comes in at a combined 94 mpg-equivalent.
The Ford Focus electric car is expected to go on sale in the U.S. during the first half of 2012.
“Ford Focus Electric Car Rated at 105 MPG Equivalent by EPA,” FuelFix, March 2, 2012.