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Old 01-14-2019, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd say acceleration technique minimally affects fuel economy, but avoiding brakes and excessive speed is everything. My strategy is to target 80% load. I tend to shift a bit early if there's nobody behind me that would be slowed down, otherwise I just fit with the flow of traffic. Nobody's going to be impressed with the half-percent fuel economy improvement if they miss a green light because someone wasn't accelerating fast enough.
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