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Old 06-10-2008, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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EcoModders featured in WIRED hypermiling article

Hypermilers Push the Limits of Fuel Efficiency

Hey: Red's famous!

It talks about Red's goals for his rejuvenated Insight:

It was a heap when he bought it and he's overhauled just about everything ... "I'd like to hit 70 mpg. Seventy would be pretty sick," he says. "It's doable."
Definitely doable!

Also quoted: Rick (RH77), Tim (Daox), and your humble nenpimaniac gets a mention.

Following the speed limit was quite a change for [RH77], who favored high-performance cars before getting the hypermiling bug three years ago. "I knew I needed to slow down for both environmental purposes and not to scare the living daylights out of my passengers," he says.These days he's driving a 1998 Acura Integra and getting as much as 40 mpg in a car the EPA rates at 24.
Daox lays out how simple it can be, and what you can expect if you stretch further:

"If you combine a handful of simple hypermiling techniques, you can easily see increases of 20 percent," said Tim Fulton, a 25-year-old designer from West Bend, Wisconsin. "Use a few more techniques and 30 percent is yours."

He mastered "pulse and glide" -- turning off the engine and coasting while driving. "This technique alone dramatically increased my mileage from 38 mpg to 47 mpg on my first tank," he says. "I was blown away."
It's a good article that lays out the facts and avoids the sensationalism I've seen in other recent media coverage.

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