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Old 09-29-2012, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Engine braking only works for a small percentage of us who are trying to get good fuel economy. So far, I've only been able to achieve a little over 60% over EPA by using engine braking in my "driving without brakes" technique. Your mileage will vary.
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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.
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