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Old 06-24-2020, 02:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 57.1 mpg (US)
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You're lucky! 2 ecodriving spouses sure seems to be uncommon. You're livin' the dream, man!

Can you describe your & her primary hypermiling techniques?

I did a 100+ mpg tank in my Firefly once, just for the heck of it, but it required a LOT of pulse & glide on back roads in warm weather, and at a relatively low average trip speed (mid-20's MPH, if I remember right).

These days I mostly drive with load at or near the speed limit, max. of 80 km/h = 50 mph on the scenic routes. But I also kill the engine approaching most stops & turns and going down some hills. And I typically see so little traffic, I can usually use whatever technique suits me at that moment without affecting other drivers.
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