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Old 07-22-2008, 12:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Polymer - '89 Honda Civic Hatch Std 4 speed
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

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Mine is ALL technique. I really haven't modified the car at all (well, anything that would change MPG anyway)

1989 Honda Civic Hatch Std 1.5L 16-valve fuel Injection
Manual 4-speed

Previous (~34mpg average)
Current (~53mpg average of 2 tanks)

I pretty much only drive to work and back, 14.4 miles one way, 5 days a week.
Miles/Year: about 7000

Hypermiling techniques:
DWL, DWB
Lots of EOC & some neutral coasting Generally 60-50, but I'll drop to 40 before a pulse if there's no one behind me.
Max speed 60mph
No A/C (doesn't have one)
No idling
Pull-through parking whenever possible
No real instrumentation (not even a tachometer!)
I can usually coast about 6 miles of my 14 mile trip every day.

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Old 07-23-2008, 02:33 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Johnny 5 - '81 Honda Cm400e
90 day: 42.86 mpg (US)

Da bike - '06 Honda Shadow Vlx deluxe
90 day: 59.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 18
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General info

Car mfgr: Toyota
Car model/body style: Tacoma
Year: 1998
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 4 cyc/ 2.7l
Transmission type (auto/manual): 5 speed manual 4x4

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling:19-21 on average
MPG currently achieved:27-29

Specifics

Location of primary driving (country/state): logan wv to welch wv
130 mile round trip to work each day on mainly 2 lane roads 25-55 mpg. across 3 mountains, and several towns
Miles driven per year: 40kish alot.(plus i have 2 other cars)
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG:
40 psi tires.
sgII
some oecing
doing the speed limit
neutral coasting
almost no a/c ( i work at night not needed)
dwl
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:28 AM   #23 (permalink)
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2017 Honda Civic LX - '17 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 39.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
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Car mfgr: Honda
Car model/body style: Civic VP
Year: 2000
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 1.6L/4 cyl
Transmission type (auto/manual): Auto

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 29
MPG currently achieved: 41

Specifics

Location of primary driving (country/state): Western New York
Miles driven per year: 20,000
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG:
Easy accelerations, coast to stops, leaving buffers between me and car ahead to avoid braking, staying close to speed limit, engine off at idle, trying to maintain a steady throttle position, full tune up on car, tires hyperflated to 38 psi (now trying 40psi), covered fake vents on front bumper, partial grill block, added cruise control for long trips.

I use ScanGauge II heavily.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Toyauto Pickup - '94 Toyota Pickup 2WD
90 day: 36.32 mpg (US)

Versa Base - '09 Versa Sedan 1.6 Base
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90 day: 41.69 mpg (US)
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Car mfgr: Toyota
Car model/body style: Pickup
Year: 1994
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 2.4 l / 4 cyl
Transmission type (auto/manual): manual
Pretty much a stock truck, still has mudflaps

MPG before hypermiling: 25 mpg
MPG currently achieved: upper 30's

Specifics

Location of primary driving (country/state): SW MI
Miles driven per year: 5000
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG:
EOC = Engine off coasting
EOC while motor is cold!
EOC 35 mph - 55mph with 5th gear
EOC 25 mph - 55mph with 4rth and 5th gear
EOC 25 mph - 40 mph with 4rth gear
Chug along at 35 mph in 5th or 25 mph in 4rth gear in low speed zones
When you are on a four lane road, EOC for sure
When you are on busy 2 lane roads, chug along at 3 under the speed limit
Light timing
Slow coasting to stops with motor off
Choose country roads with few stop signs and little traffic
Tire pressure 40 psi
Never exceed 55mph
Cruising speed in 55 mph zone is 52mph
Shift at low rpms, just a blip of the throttle in the lower gears
Use torque of motor at low rpms, never wind it out
Learn the roads, avoid speeding up just before a hill with a stop sign beyond it
Motor off at lights
Fast turns to preserve momentum
Force people to pass by slowing down when there is passing opportunity
I wear an odd hat so people think I am nuts or old
I enjoy how I am saving gas in my own vehicle plus the 20 behind me
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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teh Kdm - '01 Hyundai Accent GL
90 day: 38.96 mpg (US)
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Car mfgr: Hyundai
Car model/body style: Accent GL
Year: 2001
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 1.6
Transmission type (auto/manual): M

MPG before hypermiling: 32mpg City - 35mpg Highway
MPG currently achieved: 40mpg City - ?????mpg Highway
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Deer Hunter - '06 Scion TC
90 day: 38.39 mpg (US)
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Car mfgr: Scion
Car model/body style: TC Coupe
Year: 2006
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 2.4 Ltr.
Transmission type (auto/manual): Auto

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 31 @ 65MPH (28 @ 75MPH) (25 @ 65MPH towing my boat)
MPG currently achieved: 38 @ 55MPH

Specifics

Location of primary driving (country/state): Temecula, CA to San Diego, CA and back every Monday through Friday

Miles driven per year: 39000ish
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG: 55MPH @ 2100 RPMs on the hwy using cruise control - coast down every hill I can, sometimes with the engine off if it feels safe to do so - coast to stop lights with engine off - turn off engine at long lights - close all windows & sunroof while @ 55MPH - don't use the AC..yet - tires are at recommended pressure - car is stock except for trailer hitch and fog lights
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Blue Noise - '13 Chevrolet Sonic LT Turbo
90 day: 47.15 mpg (US)
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General info

Car mfgr: Toyota
Car model/body style: Echo 4dr
Year: 2000
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 1.5L/4 cyl
Transmission type (auto/manual): manual 5

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 40
MPG currently achieved: 50

Specifics

Location of primary driving (country/state): VT/NH
Miles driven per year: 7500
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG: drive on slower roads, shift 1-3-5 while accelerating, shift into 5th at 25mph when not climbing hills, neutral coasting down hills, SGII, leave the AC off most of the time, keeping tires inflated. One negative is that I'm currently wearing out a set of snow tires.

With all the hills around here, where I'm driving makes a big difference. I basically use my car to drive to work, to a farm to pick up milk once a week, and to the dump on weekends. Out to the farm and back I average about 58mpg, commuting was 48 there and 51 back (my company moved to a new location last week and I haven't yet done a "normal" commute to the new location), and somewhat lower going out to the dump (around 45, I think).

I've used the SGII to determine that I can shift into 5th at 25mph, and that I do the best between 35 and 45mph, so I try to stay in that range when I can.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.48 mpg (US)

Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
Team Nissan
90 day: 156.46 mpg (US)

Number 7 - '15 VW e-Golf SEL
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Hi,

Before, 37mpg+ average (over three years, winter and summer)

Now, my 90 day average is 44mpg+.

Before, my high was 41.8mpg and now it is 47.7mpg.

About a 6-7mpg spread for each.

Oh, before I started ecodriving, the most miles on a tank was 427.1.

Now 509.3 miles -- an increase of 84.9 miles!
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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LR3 - '06 Land Rover LR3 HSE
90 day: 21.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1
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General info

Car mfgr: Land Rover
Car model/body style: LR3 HSE
Year: 2006
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 4.4L V8
Transmission type (auto/manual): Auto

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 16.3
MPG currently achieved: 21.6

Specifics

Location of primary driving (country/state): Orange, Los
Angeles County, CA, USA
Miles driven per year: 23,400
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG: 55 m.p.h. max speed, lower (to approach best mileage m.p.h. of about 41 m.p.h.) where possible
EOC
Traffic management to conserve energy
Shut off engine at lights longer than 20 seconds
No drive throughs
Drafting (where possible, estimate about 3% of freeway miles)
Maximum tire inflation
Choice of when to drive where possible
Conserve energy on turns
Coast through stop signs where safe
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:31 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Tacoma - '03 Toyota Tacoma Base
90 day: 26.17 mpg (US)
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Car mfgr: Toyota
Car model/body style:Tacoma Reg Cab 2WD
Year:2003
Engine size (displacement/cyl):2.4L
Transmission type (auto/manual):4-Speed Auto

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: <20mpg city / 22mpg hwy
MPG currently achieved: 24mpg city / 29mpg hwy

Location of primary driving (country/state): San Francisco, CA
Miles driven per year:15,000
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG:
-Slow acceleration
-Cruise and time stops, try to keep momentum
-55mph freeway speeds when possible
-Cost in neutral on long slopes
-ScanGaugeII
-Leave to places earlier to keep patience!

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