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Old 02-24-2015, 05:36 AM   #451 (permalink)
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I'd like to add two:

• When coming to a stop where you will park and exit the car, turn the car off and coast towards the stop.
o Pros:
*Whilst the concept of EOC is similar, this technique can be used by automatic vehicles safely and is practical for small distances.
*Has potential health benefits, especially when parking inside an enclosed area, as it minimise the amount of carbon monoxide, emitted by the exhaust, circulating around the vehicle when stepping out.
o Cons:
*Extremely marginal fuel savings
• If you have electric side-mirrors, fold them in when driving on a safe, high speed road for an extended period
o Pros:
*The aerodynamic benefit of the frontal-area of side mirrors having been reduced may translate into fuel savings of up to 3% (source: Reflections on side mirrors: testing drag vs. MPG - MetroMPG)

*Minimises, marginally, the amount of bug splatter on, and common to, the side mirrors.
o Cons:
*Likely illegal in most countries, and states thereof, so really only practical on very quiet roads and/or at night.

*Depending on the vehicle, this technique may consume more fuel simply by the power drawn by the constant folding in-and-out of the mirrors.

*The possibility of fuel savings must be offset against the increased wear-and-tear on the switchgear.

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Old 06-16-2015, 08:53 PM   #452 (permalink)
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I drive a sonata sport with an EPA of 25/35 city/hwy. I have a 20 mile drive to work - slight inclines but smooth roads. One trip I hit 48mpg. All I did was slow down acceleration, try to max the RPMs at 1500 (ideally 1250) which keeps the highway speed 50-60. Currently averaging 39mpg. For the 10 minutes more it takes, well worth.
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Tip 101: do not dance!

Serious, eco driving and dancing do not go together well.

Here is proof:
https://youtu.be/oZZzrrYCAR0
My wife was watching this video on Failblog.
It caught the corner of my eye, see the words in the background.
Huh? What? WHY???

EDIT more info on the story:
Gfriend repeatedly fall on wet stage while dancing to Me Gustas Tu | Daily Mail Online

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