1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

June 26, 2008

:178 Hypermilling

Filed under: :178 Hypermilling — Tags: , , , — John Banta @ 12:45 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:178 EcoTip: Hypermilling is a driving style that is being promoted to help save gas. I haven’t found it to be very effective, and have managed to piss off a number of my fellow drivers. When I tried it for a 80 mile round trip, I saved about two bits. Maybe you will have better success, but for me it seems to make more sense to plan and combine trips, maximize passengers (carpool), and use rapid transit.

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 Additional Information:

Here are the rules for Hypermilling:

  • Minimize Breaking
  • Drive the at the speed limit or less
  • Acellerate downhill, Slow uphill
  • Don’t make Left Turns
  • Turn your car off whenever you have to stop to wait for a signal

UPS is claiming that by not making left turns and planning their routes they are saving lots of energy.

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