Friday, June 27, 2008

Hypermilers


An interesting article appeared in USA Today about the new breed of gasoline consumer: Hypermilers.

Hypermilers, those obsessed with squeezing every bit out of their gas tank, say they get 100 miles per gallon by practicing
such unorthodox techniques as coasting for blocks with their car's engine turned off, driving far below speed limits on the freeway, pumping up tire pressure far beyond car and tire makers' recommendations and carefully manipulating the gas pedal to avoid fuel-burning excess....
Like keeping the air conditioning off and windows barely cracked on a more than 90-degree day. Or parking in the boondocks at shopping centers so they can motor head-first toward the exit rather than backing out of a space.
The article has all kinds of creative gas saving ideas...so give it a read.

"Hypermiling is a whole suite of tools. It's half science and the other half is art, knowing when to apply them,"

Here is one hypermiler website: hypermiler.com

You too can be obsessed.