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Old 05-07-2009, 03:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hamster - '07 Honda Civic EX
90 day: 29.41 mpg (US)

Whooshy Wagon - '04 Volvo V40
90 day: 23.33 mpg (US)

Minotaur - '09 Ford Taurus X SEL
90 day: 19.05 mpg (US)
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Two things come to mind when reading your initial setup:

First: Greater fuel savings can be achieved when suggesting a minimum CAFE mileage for all vehicles. At 15,000 miles/yr going from 20 to 25 mpg saves as much fuel as going from 40 to 66.6 mpg. Imagine all pickups and SUVs on the road averaging 25+ mpg... Isn't it the reduction of oil dependency/consumption that we are striving for?

Second: I see no mention on driver education. We all know that one can quite easily improve mileage without any physical modifications by 20%-30%, all by just changing the way one drives.

All that being said, a big thumbs up ( ) for dedicating time to writing a white paper on these issues.
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