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Old 04-19-2020, 08:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Using Cruise Control

As GreenTDI stated, cruise control can be very useful on flat roads. I find it can be a very good way to achieve higher mpg results under the right conditions. Ideally, cruise control will be used on straight flat roads with light traffic. You don't want to come speeding up onto slower traffic forcing you to kill momentum by braking. Also, even though the TDI gets great mileage at 50 mph you don't want to create traffic backups behind you and encourage drivers to take crazy chances to get around if the speed limit is 65 mph. Safety for all is more important than a few mpg for a Hypermiler.
60 mpg hwy highest, 50+mpg lifetime
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
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