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Old 01-08-2009, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New from Los Altos, California

I currently drive an 07 IS250 and Roadbike a lot

My girlfreind keeps making fun of me while driving her Prius, because she says she gets 50+ MPG. So, I joined this to see how I could improve my MPG driving my car, or even driving hers. However, I still beat her with my road bike. Unlimited MPG baby

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Old 01-08-2009, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If by roadbike you mean bicycle, then you would also have less emissions than her Prius as well.

( That is unless you eat lots of boiled eggs and cabbage , then your emissions will skyrocket.)
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Welcome feng.

I'm sure you've looked here: 100+ hypermiling / ecodriving tips to increase gas mileage - EcoModder.com

As for specific Prius tips, starting out I'd say for around town motoring your goal should be to maximize the amount of engine-off coasting you do. Pulse and glide is particularly easy to do in a Prius, and it can return amazing results in nice weather & traffic conditions.

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