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4UK Black Cabs will hypermile with "spring-o-meters" and "bleepers"

The UK's Black Cab is truly iconic. Though typically painted black, some of the UK's symbolic cabs have taken on a shade of green. Not literally, but figuratively.

452011 Hyundai Sonata: 1,065 miles on 16.07 gallons = 66.285 mpg!

When we recently reported that hyper-miler Wayne Gerdes was going to attempt to drive 1,000 miles on one tank of gasoline in a new 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we were unaware that the drive had actually already occurred. Gerdes and a traveling companion set out from Milwaukee, WI and made it to Riverhead, NY on Long Island on 16.07 gallons of regular unleaded. That's a total distance of 1,065.2 miles which works out to 66.285 miles per gallon. This was a regular manual transmission 2011 Sonata –

10Wayne Gerdes to attempt 1,000-mile drive on one tank of fuel in 2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata – Click above for high-res image gallery

23BMW 320d goes over 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel

BMW 320d EfficientDynamics – Click above for high-res image gallery

6Lexus Magazine explains how to get 85 mpg from HS 250h

2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery

4Austrian hyper-miler beats his own record when driving a Seat Ibiza Ecomotive to 100 mpg

Last May, Austrian Gerhard Plattner took a Seat Ibiza Ecomotive and drove it from the factory where it was built, in Martorell (near Barcelona), Spain, and drove it a distance of 970.6 miles using just 2.9 liters of fuel per 100 km. This comes to 81.1 mpg (U.S.), an impressive figure. But, since there's always room for improvement, Plattner repeated the test. This time, he completed a 1,910-km (1,187-mile) tour that used just 44.8 liters of gas. That means Plattner managed to improve his average

26Can pulse and glide work to improve electric vehicle highway range?

Wayne Gerdes explains hypermiling before the Ford Fusion 1,000 mile challenge

27German gets Porsche 911 Carrera up to 35.1 mpg

Click above for image gallery of Porsche's 35-mpg trip

AddHypermiling in a Porsche 911 yields 35.1 mpg

The Porsche 911 has long been one of the most fuel efficient sports cars available at its performance level. The new 2009 911 with its direct injection and dual clutch gearbox is rated at 24 mpg (US) combined on the EU test cycle (19/27 on the EPA cycles). That's not an exceptional number around these parts. However, ex-racer and German TV presenter Klaus Niedzwiedz set out to prove again the influence that driving style can have on efficiency. At the wheel of a new 911 Carrera coupe, Niedzwiedz

24Word of the Year: "Hypermiling"

As 2008 officially draws to a close, the time has come for all of us to look back and remember what defined our lives for the last twelve months. For most Americans, and in fact the entire globe, fuel prices were very much responsible for how we lived our lives. That's why it's not at all surprising that Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2008 is "hypermiling."

Add"Hypermiling" named New Oxford dictionary's Word of the Year

If you are reading this blog, you are likely well aware of the growing green sentiment all over the world. Here in the U.S., gas prices have finally begun to approach what they are on the rest of the globe, and this action has prompted a new word: hypermiling. First coined in 2004, the word took just four years to win Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year award, proving that eco-friendly driving is on the upswing. Just what is hypermiling? Well, now that it's officially Oxford's Word of the Year,

AddMore on Ford's SmartGauge cluster for the Fusion/Milan hybrids w/VIDEO

Click on the SmartGauge empower display for a high res gallery

Add______-miling the Jaguar XK-R

Hypermiling is too strong a phrase when you apply the MPG-increasing practice to a Jaguar XK-R. Extra-miling might pass muster, but all it amounts to in this particular instance is driving a $104,000, 420 horsepower Jaguar convertible like it's a $22,000 Camry.

32Blue 1989 Geo Metro has been "green" since 1993

Click above for more pics of the Dough Heffron's 75 mpg "tandem" Metro

AddWhat Car? starts up "Slow down, save cash" project

Hypermilers know this already, but What Car?, the British automotive media outlet, released the results of a study today that shows just how much money can be saved by some sensible - in this case slower - driving. The savings can be pretty dramatic: up to £1.20 ($2.34USD) every eight minutes. How? By driving the car at its most economical. What Car? asked fuel economy expert Peter de Nayer to test five cars - a Toyota Aygo, Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Passat, Citroen C4 Picasso and Land Ro

AddHypermiling couple drive Peugeot 308 around Australia at 75.6mpg

Here in the U.S., hypermiling has largely been the province of hybrid drivers. That doesn't mean that only hybrid drivers can take advantage of those driving strategies. When last we heard from Helen and John Taylor, the British couple had just completed a run from Britain to Poland in a pair of diesel-powered Jeeps at 55-56mpg. After that jaunt they headed to Australia for another hypermiling adventure. This time around they used a Peugeot 308 HDi 110. The pair drove the C-class sized hatchback

AddAre Hypermilers a menace on the road?

Since the advent of the hybrid at the turn of this century, an increasingly large group of hardcore fanatics have taken up hypermiling. For the uninitiated, hypermiling is the practice of using modified driving techniques to get the maximum possible fuel efficiency. There are hypermilers who claim to get over 100mpg from their Priuses and Insights. The problem is that techniques like pulse and glide involve significant fluctuations in speed. By accelerating quickly and then coasting for long per

Add100 - count 'em - suggestions for hypermiling

Even veteran hypermilers will probably find something worth remembering in this list of 100 ways to increase a vehicle's miles per gallon. Sure, the list starts with the basic, heard-em-before ways to get more distance out of the fuel in the tank of the car you already drive, but how many of you have considered an "ice vest" instead of air conditioning?

AddHypermiling your fuel economy ??? The greenest extreme sport for cars

I've observed with mild amusement the recent spate of stories in the mainstream media about fuel saving. Maybe you have too.

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