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Old 02-24-2015, 06:36 AM   #451 (permalink)
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I'd like to add two:

• When coming to a stop where you will park and exit the car, turn the car off and coast towards the stop.
o Pros:
*Whilst the concept of EOC is similar, this technique can be used by automatic vehicles safely and is practical for small distances.
*Has potential health benefits, especially when parking inside an enclosed area, as it minimise the amount of carbon monoxide, emitted by the exhaust, circulating around the vehicle when stepping out.
o Cons:
*Extremely marginal fuel savings
• If you have electric side-mirrors, fold them in when driving on a safe, high speed road for an extended period
o Pros:
*The aerodynamic benefit of the frontal-area of side mirrors having been reduced may translate into fuel savings of up to 3% (source: Reflections on side mirrors: testing drag vs. MPG - MetroMPG)

*Minimises, marginally, the amount of bug splatter on, and common to, the side mirrors.
o Cons:
*Likely illegal in most countries, and states thereof, so really only practical on very quiet roads and/or at night.

*Depending on the vehicle, this technique may consume more fuel simply by the power drawn by the constant folding in-and-out of the mirrors.

*The possibility of fuel savings must be offset against the increased wear-and-tear on the switchgear.

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Old 06-16-2015, 09:53 PM   #452 (permalink)
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I drive a sonata sport with an EPA of 25/35 city/hwy. I have a 20 mile drive to work - slight inclines but smooth roads. One trip I hit 48mpg. All I did was slow down acceleration, try to max the RPMs at 1500 (ideally 1250) which keeps the highway speed 50-60. Currently averaging 39mpg. For the 10 minutes more it takes, well worth.
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Tip 101: do not dance!

Serious, eco driving and dancing do not go together well.

Here is proof:
My wife was watching this video on Failblog.
It caught the corner of my eye, see the words in the background.
Huh? What? WHY???

EDIT more info on the story:
Gfriend repeatedly fall on wet stage while dancing to Me Gustas Tu | Daily Mail Online

2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.14 Gm or 0.09 MM.

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