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Old 09-19-2017, 11:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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~50 MPG in sub/urban driving

I covered probably the longest stretch of sub/urban driving I've done with the car, so far. Let's say 6 miles / 10 km with 3 destinations (farthest first, like a good ecodriver!).

The car seems good for ~50 mpg with lots of engine-off coasting. Some hypermilers might call what I was doing "pulse & glide," though I didn't really do more than one pulse/glide cycle in between turns or stops, and there was normal top gear cruising in there as well.

For context, keep in mind my driving environment: small, sleepy city, pretty light traffic, with fairly predictable lights, on mostly known routes. Also: nice, warm weather.
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