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Old 10-18-2011, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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10 Commandments of Hypermiling

Something on the lighter side...

This is based on 100+ Hypermiling tips. I summarized them to my top 10, the "10 Commandments of Hypermiling" (roughly in order of importance):

I. Thou shalt slow down.
II. Thou shalt keep a record of thy mileage.
III. Thou shalt use a fuel mileage display.
IV. Thou shalt look ahead.
V. Thou shalt drive such that the use of thy brakes is minimized.
VI. Thou shalt plan thy routes carefully ahead of time.
VII. Thou shalt check thy tire pressure and keep them high.
VIII. Thou shalt not go through drive-thus nor shall thou idle excessively.
IX. Thou shalt not make trips thou dost not have to.
X. Thou shalt not haul around stuff thou dost not have to.

Anybody else have their own list?

Diesel Dave

My version of energy storage is called "momentum".
My version of regenerative braking is called "bump starting".

1 Year Avg (Every Mile Traveled) = 47.8 mpg

BEST TANK: 2,009.6 mi on 35 gal (57.42 mpg):

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