Brilliant D! The user-friendly aspect to attain better FE is probably the biggest hurdle to jump for the new/inexperienced.
As I'm sure we all have, I've spoken to people and they just get the "Deer in the Headlights" look when I try to explain how to hypermile.
I kinda realized that hypermiling is almost like a game -- do well at the easy stuff first, and it unlocks the next level with more, and increasingly difficult options to attain better FE. If you include friends, then it becomes a friendly competition.
...or even "Fantasy Hypermiling". Get a group together at work, and form a "team". You have your linebackers (SUVs), wide receivers (sport coupes), running backs (high horsepower sedans), Quarterback (more efficient vehicles), etc. Whichever team improves with the best percentage over "EPA-combined", wins.
Originally Posted by MetroMPG
I'd like to do this as a database. Have people submit tips, from the big to the tiny.
Fields would be such as:
Effectiveness (big/med/small effect on MPG?)
Potential of technique to irritate other drivers
Level of physical/legal risk
Then you could, for example ask to see only the techniques with a "big effect" on FE; or only those which are easy/don't require much attentiveness.
I got to drive my buddys Scion tC and he gets 25-26mpg. I got 36mpg the first time I drove it - it is an automatic and I didn't get into 4th for very long. Sort of blew him away - let him borrow my SG1 now he is getting over 30mpg.