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Old 11-29-2008, 10:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is there a min speed required for this? Does anyone know what kind of speed they are averaging?

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Wayne is probably hoping they're just too stupid to notice so that he can slip under the radar doing whatever he wants (which appears to be driving around in circles across america).

Sorry, I just find it a little pointless.
Me too - but don't say that over at CleanMPG :-) Back when I used to post there a bit, I took quite a bit of flak for similar remarks about that Australian couple's record attempt. I guess I just don't understand their thinking: apparently it's bad for me to drive a little more adventurously than they prefer, and so lower my mpg average to a mere 70.9, but OK for them to do 5K miles of pointless driving to get their names in a record book. Though at least the CleanMPG crew aren't adding a couple of transPacific airplane flights to their carbon footprint :-)
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I just think people should separate in their minds the useful from the sport. Driving around teaching people how to ecodrive is one thing, but...

EDIT: Yakno, I'm sure honda is paying them just like vw pays the australians for marketing. Any of you can do the same, if you are interested and want some contacts in the industry at various automakers and ecomodder's help, let me know. I had no desire to run the show or get my name in the record books, but I'd gladly help.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They're done. 68.54 mpg. Hypermilers complete new Guinness verified World Record at 68.54mpg (US)! - CleanMPG Forums

Beat the previous record handily, and in % above EPA as well.
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I saw! Impressive numbers.

Any info posted about average speed? The Taylors usually post that info about their adventures on their site, but for some reason they didn't for their US trip.

I didn't see any response to tasdrouille's question about avg speed in one of the CMPG threads on this event.
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I don't know.

I do know they made great use of the "Super Atkinson Highway Mode" sweet spot. As listed in that discussion, this spot is 50-65 mph.

14 days, 7500 miles = 535 miles / day
12-14 hours a day gives 45 mph average, including stops. The recorded stops for fillups and for state line crossings took a bit of time, I understand. I'd say their actually driving speed was more like 60 mph, then.
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I talked to two of the three drivers at the last Milwaukee Hybrid Group Meeting.

The best little side story I heard about was that the charger for the iPhone they were using for updating their location caught fire.

Apparently, the driver just said "The Car's on fire. Take care of it!" to the passenger, who was sleeping right then.

Now that's focus on the road.

The same guy took my Electro-Metro for a spin around the block after the meeting. Nothing started on fire though.
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Where can we see/read the rules and or conditions that needed to be met in order to set this record?

I didn't see any information on it in the posts nor was there much info on the car(s) that they used for the challenge other than it being a Honda Hybrid.
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Where can we see/read the rules and or conditions that needed to be met in order to set this record?

I didn't see any information on it in the posts nor was there much info on the car(s) that they used for the challenge other than it being a Honda Hybrid.
See part "The driving" in the first post of this thread :
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Wayne, Justin, and Jennie set out for records all the way around. They made the trip in just 7559.8mi, driving at least 15mi in each of the 48 contiguous states on their way to this record. The average distance per tank traveled was an even 840mi and the team used just 9 tanks to complete the journey. Scaling peaks over 7000' above sea level and driving through the worst winter could throw at them, they followed a rigorous documentation regime capturing pictures of every state line crossing and full gas station attendant verification of fueling stops, amounts, and sealing of the fuel tank. Friends offered lodging and sustenance, a Honda dealership hosted a fuel economy meet and greet complete with presentations by Wayne and driving tips/training provided by all three drivers in South Carolina. Regular updates, pictures, and tracking data were provided by Jennie through her iPhone and each team member turned out astonishing segments in the very capable Honda -- many of them substantially higher than the typical driver produces in the best of driving conditions.
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That didn't give me the specifics I was looking for. I tried looking it up in the guiness site, but it has not been posted there as of today. Therefore Monday I will request the info necessary as if I was trying to break the record.

Might be an interesting bit of info to post on here in case anyone else wants to take a shot at it.

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