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Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
Hypermilers: Breaking the 100-MPG Barrier -Kelly is using one of the techniques of "hypermiling," the fine art of wringing the greatest fuel economy possible from a vehicle through a selection of clever driving techniques. The 100-mpg barrier is the elusive goal. (more)
#29 of 48 Re: Hybrids a Hazard or a Help? [ergo]
Dec 23, 2005 (4:57 pm)
I once had a motorcycle. Loved it. Now I have a metal plate in my arm. Motorcycles aren't dangerous, people that drive cars into motorcycles are dangerous. I rather have all the protection I can get.
Dec 23, 2005 (8:48 pm)
am I mistaken or is that more or less...coasting?
I do a lot of coasting in a 1979 Oldsmobile...and my vacuum gauge swings wide right and tells me I'm doing quite well. But I can't do it all the time. I try to stay within 5-10mph of the posted limit (low or high) and do all the coasting I can do so my foot is off the gas and no more than idle speed fuel is being consumed.
#32 of 48 Re: Ban Hypermiling -- NOW! [gooser]
Jun 15, 2007 (9:46 am)
Ban Gooser !!
Someone incorrectly thinks they are cute.
#33 of 48 Re: Ban Hypermiling -- NOW! [larsb]
Jun 15, 2007 (10:48 am)
Wow, someone went to some trouble....even thongs, bibs and teddy bears? And what is that thing sticking out the hood of the Prius in the pictures?
And why would we need to ban hypermiling? If someone is breaking traffic laws doing it then enforce the laws.
#34 of 48 Re: Ban Hypermiling -- NOW! [larsb]
Jun 15, 2007 (11:10 am)
"Someone incorrectly thinks they are cute."
I think he was serious...
Jun 15, 2007 (11:15 am)
Well, that was a tinly disguised attempt to advertise a website.
Nothing happening here folks... back to your regular programming.
#36 of 48 Re: Got it [pf_flyer]
Jun 15, 2007 (12:03 pm)
Shoot, I missed it. Too busy with ethanol and diesels.
#37 of 48 Share and share alike
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jun 04, 2008 (8:14 am)
Are you a hypermiler? What kind of techniques are you using to maximize your mileage. Even if you're not a hybrid driver you can still do things (and a lot of us are) to stretch those fuel dollars to the max.
One idea that came from a friend makes a lot of sense and I've been doing it ever since he mentioned it to me about a year ago. When you get in your car, do everything that you need to do before driving like putting on your seatbelt, adjusting mirrors, etc. BEFORE you start your car rather than after. I know it doesn't seem like much, but every little bit helps and it does keep you in the right mindset
So let's hear from you hypermilers. How are you increasing your range?