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Old 02-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by straight5 View Post
During the commute, there are several times I have the chance to coast for about a mile. Thing is, if I had an electric motor (or ???) that could help to sustain the speed on slight downward grade, I could coast much farther.
A short acceleration (i.e. a pulse) will do the same.

On my diesel Volvo, my overall fuel consumption reduced significantly when I started coasting - even though I keep the engine running.
I find it amazing how often I can coast even in this flat terrain.
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