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Old 12-06-2007, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Peakster View Post

Another option of driving technique is to hold a steady accelerator postition and letting the car's speed fluctuate as it goes up hills and down descents. The question is, what is the method for optimal fuel efficiency?

This video attempts to verify this:

Feel free to discuss.
I would have to vote for the steady accelerator method also known as DWL.(Driving With Load) This seems to work best in the Prius on a long highway cruise. I recently went on a trip to visit my grandpa and monitored TPS and IGN on the SG2 and, when the terrain cooperated, was able to maintain 70-80+ mpg with occasional flashes to 90 for miles at a time. Speed varied from 55-45 mph. This works best on a 4-lane highway when you stay in the right lane.
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