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Old 10-01-2007, 07:46 AM   #1
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I'm a BBC reporter based in London who's interested in making a film for the news about hypermiling in the UK. Does anyone have any contacts, websites that would help me find some people to film? Many thanks.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:21 AM   #2
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With counterpoint by Jeremy Clarkson?
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it was posted a while back he was hypermiling a Audi.
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Yeah, I've seen that clip.

What I meant was that I'm sure Clarkson would have zero patience and nothing charitable to say on the subject of the kind of hypermilers who hang around this site.
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Yeah, I've seen that clip.

What I meant was that I'm sure Clarkson would have zero patience and nothing charitable to say on the subject of the kind of hypermilers who hang around this site.
I echo that sentiment -- although in that episode he considered his attempt at hypermiling, as exhaustive and IIRC, similar to concentration during a race.

But yeah, he's not much for fuel efficiency. I remember he cracked a joke that if we all shaved off our mustaches/beards (if applicable), we'd save 100's of Liters of fuel in weight savings per year.

BTW, if we can't find any UK members, would the BBC fly out a North American representative of hypermiling? I can't think of anyone right off hand. I mean, if nobody steps up, I suppose I could squeeze it in my schedule.

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I was in Scotland until about 6 weeks ago!

I would have been up for this (if the BBC had lent me a Toyota Avensis D4-D, because I got 90+MPG in one of those while doing 50-70mph
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