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Old 06-25-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hypermiler Video and News Story

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/commu...,6226255.story

posted this on another thread, but wanted to give it it's own. several misleading/illadvised things are present, can you name them?

at least the idea got some exposure however.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Its funny how he advertises 44 mpg but the average for his tank is 28.8 mpg.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:14 AM   #3
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ATTENTION Congress and Detroit: To get rid of this dangerous hypermiler that drives so slow on the interstate that cars fly around him (actually seen in the video) build him the plug-in hybrid he is asking for please! For everyone's safety!
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:17 AM   #4
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The one thing I wonder about is why does he turn off his car and coast for a free mile but gets his speed down to 30 mph or slower before he turns his car back on and speeds back up.... Wouldn't the speeding up just cancel itself out and he burned more gas speeding back up each time than rather just keeping the car on and staying at a steady speed of 50? Sounds kinda fishy...

Only real useful thing I saw today was the bump starting... Makes me want to get a manual transmission again!
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Read up on Pulse & Glide. The savings are there.

This article explains it more: http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_110216/article.html
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P&G, even without turning off the engine, greatly increased my mileage.

Adding some EOC increased it even more.
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Yep I agree, I am getting 20% more miles from my fuel than I was before.
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