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Professor uses algorithms to put a hypermiler in your cruise control

Let math improve your MPG

The next time the hypermiler in front of you stops you from catching that next green light, take heart. One day, it won't be the driver's fault. There will be algorithms involved. But you migh still be aggravated for not making that light.

Wayne Gerdes: After 2,269 miles and 59 mpg, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid "kicks ass"

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery

Hypermiling Hyundai Sonata Hybrid crosses America in under two tanks [w/video] *UPDATE

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery

Hypermiling Hyundai Sonata Hybrid crosses America in under two tanks [w/video] *UPDATE

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery

2011 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 gallo

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

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

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

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

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

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

Austrian hyper-miler gets 81.1 mpg in Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

Once upon a time when drivers went driving across multiple countries, it was in pursuit of doing it in the least amount of time. These days, it seems to be just as often that drivers are still going for the least, but now it's about minimizing fuel consumption. After a team of drivers ran over 1,400 miles on a tank of petrol in a Fusion hybrid last week, an Austrian driver took the

German gets Porsche 911 Carrera up to 35.1 mpg

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

Hypermiling 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

Word 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."

"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? W

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

Click on the SmartGauge empower display for a high res gallery

Fuel stretching Taylors get world record 58.82 mpg around the U.S.

After twenty days on the road John and Helen Taylor have completed their journey around America and earned a new entry in the Guinness book of world records. After 9,419 miles through 48 states, the Taylors consumed just over 11 tanks of ultra low sulfur diesel. That works out to 58.82 mpg and 853 miles per tank of fuel. The couple did the trip in a completely stock 2009 Volkswagen

Fuel stretching Taylors 1/3 of the way around US, averaging 58.78 mpg

Helen and John Taylor have reached the one-third mark of their nationwide trek to demonstrate how much impact driving behavior can have on fuel efficiency, and it's working. The Australian couple are well on their way to setting a new world record. After 2,753 miles and eight days of driving they are averaging 58.78 mpg (U.S.) in a new VW Jetta TDI. The Jetta is completely stock including the OEM tires and transmission. That nearly 59 mpg average is well above the 30/41 mpg EPA ratings for the J

Hyper-miling couple going for trans-continental mileage record

We've written about the exploits of Helen and John Taylor on several previous occasions. The pair like to get into cars and see how far they can drive between fill-ups. Their most recent adventure took them around Australia in a Peugeot 308 with an average of 75.6 mpg (U.S.). Today, they are setting off from Chantilly, VA on trek intended to carry them through all 48 contiguous st

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