Hypermiling?

Watching FOX News in the morning also "entails" a certain amount of "risk" and should be illegal in some areas.

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Hypermiler is a term coined by Wayne Gerdes to describe a driver who strives to exceed their vehicle’s EPA fuel economy rating. In conventional vehicles they can often match the mileage of an average person driving an equivalent hybrid. Hypermilers driving hybrids tend to achieve tremendous mileage, with some even exceeding 100 MPG . That being said, anyone can learn a wide variety of these skills. This site is dedicated to educating the driver of these techniques, so that they can raise their vehicles fuel economy no matter what they drive.

While Hypermiling is about a variety of techniques to improve a vehicles fuel economy, Hypermiling should not be equated with dangerous driving. While some hypermilers favor certain advanced practices that entail some risk and are in some areas illegal, these are not required nor encouraged. There are many basic techniques that are safe and actually make you a better driver, it is up to you, as a driver, to find your own particular level of comfort and fuel economy. [LINK]

Interesting stuff.AA And, yes, I saw this on FOX.AA Their story was about a guy (I think, the owner of the site) who had figured out when to go slow and when to go fast to achieve best mileage and therefore had been reducing himself to driving at about 25 mph on the highway and stuff like that.AA I tend to use the opposite philosophy with my car (aka, horse with no teeth).AA Dangle a carrot and whip it ’til it bleeds!
They have a kinda cool forum where members talk about personal modifications that they’ve made to increase economy and the like.AA It’s actually a pretty good site, especially given the fact that gas is about 22 bucks a gallon nowadays.AA Check it out.

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Posted: May 13th, 2008
at 8:16am by Black Ock


Categories: green,whips,fo' real?,diy

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  1. hypermiling means driving smart, but that doesn’t necessarily mean slow. one of the easiest practices that actually increases safety and improves traffic flow for all drivers on the street is to accelerate slowly (take longer to reach top speed) and slow down for red lights early (look ahead). you waste a lot of gas by ‘racing to stop’ at lights and then starting from a dead stop. if you slow down soon enough, you won’t have to stop at all, and either will the people behind you. if you do this you will maintain your speed and if you get the timing right you can even drive faster on less gas.

    aaron

    13 May 08 at 12:29 pm

     

  2. red lights are red lights, and so I would debate the fact that you get anywhere faster with less acceleration. That being said, I do agree that the process of driving wastes a lot of gas, which is why the cleanmpg site is an interesting visit. it’s definitely some DIY ninja shit!

    ock

    13 May 08 at 10:07 pm

     

  3. yeah, you won’t actually get there faster. but if your car never stops moving, you retain kinetic energy which saves gas. plus for some reason lights seem to take less time and trips seem shorter when you aren’t sitting around half the time in a (basically) parked car.

    aaron

    14 May 08 at 10:25 am

     

  4. that’s the truth ^ have you checked out the driver mods they made?

    admin

    14 May 08 at 12:48 pm

     

  5. Hypermiling and Other Save Gas Strategies

    Hypermiling is now becoming a much talked about means to save gas. With current gas prices skyrocketing, and unclear if and when they would roll back, people are bracing for the worst and looking for ways to save on gas.
    Hypermiling is a way to get ex…

    Roy Sencio

    20 Jun 08 at 11:56 pm

     


 

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