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Old 01-22-2009, 01:13 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Then your results are considered "extraordinary". Your driving style may be inherently efficient. The expectation is to decipher that style from those around you (both on the road in the forums) and communicate it in your profile and through discussion. As it stands, a layperson could expect to hop in a Grand Prix and expect the same kind of mileage. After having driven several varieties of these vehicles in rental form (and with a driving style considered "Average" for testing purposes), I can say that this is not accurate. All I ask is for honesty, accuracy, and an adherence to the Scientific Method.


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Ok - I think you missed the question. I was asking about the "hypermiler" designation in the fuel log display.

Then I noted that I don't feel like I've been doing anything to earn the designation displayed on mine, and asked if there were other designations, and at what percentage it would say something other than "hypermiler" or nothing at all.

Had nothing to do with me personally, except the anecdotal evidence that I don't feel as though I'm really trying to do anything different than I've been most times.

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Old 01-22-2009, 01:43 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Ok.. that notwithstanding, I'm still wondering at what percentage the log graphic stops saying "hypermiler".

I've noticed given time that some say it, and some don't. I just wondered
1. When it will stop saying it.
2. What other designations can be displayed, if any.
3. What percentages will trigger those displays, if they exist.

We're not talking about me at all this time.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:01 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Christ -

We had this discussion a long time ago, in a thread far far away. If I remember correctly, I think the cutoff is 20% over EPA.


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Old 01-22-2009, 02:03 AM   #194 (permalink)
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OK, that's all I wanted... I searched a little bit for it, but didn't find anything. Obviously, it was long before I was here.

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Old 01-22-2009, 02:51 AM   #195 (permalink)
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I started hypermiling back in 05', some peeps from here remember me from gassavers.. I was so focused on getting the best gas mileage I sold my car and bought a honda civic which got about 10 more mpg than my last car. I learned to drive stick all by myself with some tips from some car forums and friends. I'm very persistent so if I want something I'll get it or die trying.

My educational background. I almost dropped out of high school and barely got my high school diploma with a 2.05gpa. I went to college and for the first 3 years pretty much dropped half my classes and even failed one class. I started working and it really opened my eyes. It really sucked working for minimum wage and being broke all the time.

I got my Associate in Science recently and I'm one class away from an another one. I'm currently continuing my education, studying Diagnostic medical imaging(x-ray technician). My plan is to finish Diagnostic medical imaging and somehow fit that one class inbetween everything so I can pick up another associates diploma. If I don't like the money I'll be making i'll just further my education.

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Old 01-22-2009, 10:27 AM   #196 (permalink)
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I honestly don't feel like I'm "hypermiling" at all... I just drive normally most of the time.
Hey, Christ(opher )! I just went and did the last update on my Intrigue, and noticed that while there is a big difference between my mileage while driving to school vs. all town driving, I see two things that really hurt my mileage:

1) Pulling a trailer.
2) Certain aggressive driving tendencies that I'm still trying to shake.

My guess is that you do much better than most at not taking out your frustrations/competitiveness on the gas pedal of your car. That is how you can get the "extraordinary" rating from Rick, since most of us are/were pretty crappy at being nice to our go pedal.

When I'm going the 58 miles or so to school, I'm all hypermiler: safe drafting, coasting, timing lights, "brake pedal is my enemy," keep the torque converter locked in, the whole nine yards. Dangerously close to an obsession. When in the hometown, I find myself so involved with remembering everything I'm supposed to do, that eco-driving doesn't come so easily. Again, I'm thinking that you can whip the EPA just by being you!

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Old 01-23-2009, 01:23 AM   #197 (permalink)
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What's everyones background?

I too am EE with >20yrs exp fixing everything electronic with the last 10 being PC-related,.. and IT Systems engineer with > 18yrs exp. I prefer the former ;-)

I am here to gather info, help, tips and tricks to convert my Cherokee to Electric. I am running ~200hp how, so figure 100 ought to be fine - but I don't know. Jeep is a heave beast with 2 Diff and lots of driveshafts under there ;-)

If I see a circuit or schematic, I can build it, but have NO experience with PIC or Microcontroller(s) - although I d have tons of books and papers (and circuits) for them.

I am into Free/Alternate energy and thrive on new info and possibilities. Water power, Pyramid Power Overunity engines, etc.

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I would like to focus on power generation from alternative sources such as solar, wind, hydro, etc.
Or, I would like to focus on alternative automotive technology, such as E-REV cars or motorcycles.
Other wise I found this site through a link from an article www.treehugger.com posted and thought I would join. Mostly I plan on lurking around and just reading what I can to try to get a broader knowledge base.

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