Hypermiling is the art of fuel conservation practices in any type of vehicle. Hypermiler extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes takes the practice to extremes to prove its effectiveness, achieving record breaking MPGs in regular ol’ cars, such as a purported 59 mpg in a Honda Accord.
To combat the “pain at the pump” (overused phrase of the lustrum) during these “tough economic times” (overused phrase of the decade) anyone behind the wheel can practice these ~simple steps to increase fuel economy:
- Know Your Gas Milage
- Be a “Courteous Driver”
- Manage Red Lights
- Practice “Anti-Traffic” Methods
- Pace Yourself After Stops
- Utilize Accel on Your Cruise Control