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Old 07-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes. Get into top gear as soon as you can without lugging the engine. If you need more power later, downshift.

Minimize assist.

Maximize coasting (preferably engine-off via "forced auto stop" to retain power steering & brake vaccuum).

Maximize lean burn while cruising.

If you have to decelerate more quickly than coasting, mazimize regen to capture energy in the battery.

Yup, I'd definitely ask for pointers/advice go for a ride-along.
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