Sunday, January 14, 2007

180.91 mpg!

Another one from Mother Jones. Here's a story about a guy who can get 59 miles per gallon in his Honda--and that's a plain old Accord, no electric engine, no nothing. He's a hypermiler. By avoiding braking whenever possible, eschewing the use of air con and heat, and sometimes turning his engine off when he's in motion, he squeezes as much fuel efficiency out of his car as possible. In a competition against other hypermilers, he got 180.91 mpg out of a Honda Insight! He argues that if every car had a fuel consumption display, like many of the new hybrids have, American drivers would decrease their fuel consumption by 25%.


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