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Old 07-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
... Accelerating at peak torque is most efficient. Shifting earlier would be less efficient.

For anyone wondering what is the most efficient way to accelerate, just find the peak torque and try to keep the engine RPM in that range during acceleration. Once up to cruising speed, bring the RPM way down.
I must be doing it all wrong with my Mustang. I shift between 1500 and 2500 RPM, depending on driving conditions. Peak torque is @ 3500 RPM. I rarely see 3500 RPM on the tach.

Fuel economy is nice, but sometimes I just gotta put the spurs to my pony!

Originally Posted by thatguitarguy View Post
Just 'cuz you can't do it, don't mean it can't be done...
Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.

Last edited by Mustang Dave; 07-10-2012 at 10:30 PM..
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