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Old 11-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bikenfool View Post
Why is 'Driving With Load' (DWL) or 'constant throttle' (CT) better than constant speed? .......
Driving with load allows the gas engine to run in a more efficient regime.

If you can find it, look for a fuel consumption map for your particular engine.

I drive a Honda Insight, and the BMSC map for my engine shows that I should run between 1500 and 2500 rpm, and about 80% throttle for the greatest engine efficiency.

I use this approach when going up hills and getting up to speed.

Using DWL is the most effective way to work with EOC, Engine Off Coasting. When I do that effectively, I get over 150 mpg in the summer months.

HTH, Jim.
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