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Top 10 Fuel Efficient Vehicles for 2014

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The government's ranking of the 10 most fuel-efficient cars for 2014 doesn't sport any fuel at all. The 10 vehicles on the list by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy are all either 100 percent electric (EV) or plug-in hybrids.

Keeping in mind that one gallon of gasoline equates to 33.7 kilowatt-hours, the vehicles on the list all achieve at least 58 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). Though the Nissan LEAF is the highest selling EV, it did not make the cut. None of Elon Musk's Tesla models are listed either.

Here are most efficient 2014 models on the market:

1. Chevrolet Spark EV

The Chevrolet Spark gets 128 MPGe in the city and 109 on the highway. Photo credit: Chevrolet

2. Honda Fit EV

The Honda Fit EV gets 132 MPGe in the city and 105 on the highway. Photo credit: Honda

3. Fiat 500e

The Fiat 500e EV gets122 MPGe on city roads and 108 on the highway. Photo credit: Green Car Reports

T-4. smart fortwo EV cabriolet

The smart fortwo cabriolet gets 122 MPGe on city roads and 93 on the highway. Photo credit: smart

T-4. smart fortwo EV coupe

The smart fortwo coupe gets 122 MPGe on city roads and 93 on the highway. Photo credit: smart

5. Ford Focus Electric

The electric Ford Focus gets 110 MPGe on city roads and 99 on the highway. Photo credit: Ford

6. Toyota RAV4 EV

The Toyota RAV4 electric SUV gets 78 MPGe on city roads and 74 MPGe on the highway. Photo credit: Toyota

7. Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt gets 63 MPGe in the city and 61 on the highway. Photo credit: Chevrolet

T-8. Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid, gets 63 MPGe on city roads and 54 on the highway. Photo credit: Ford

T-8. Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

The plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius gets 59 MPGe on city roads and 56 on the highway. Photo credit: Toyota

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