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Tesla Model S 100D sets distance record on a single charge

It took 29 hours, averaging 25 mph.

Low-rolling-resistance tires and Autopilot helped.

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Belgian hypermilers wring 560 miles from a Tesla Model S 100D 

Duo break old record by about 10 miles

Driving duo averages 24 miles per hour for 24 hours to set long-distance record for a production electric vehicle.

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Kia Niro sets arbitrary Guinness World Record for fuel mileage and nobody cares

76.6 mpg is impressive. The record is frippery.

The 2017 Kia Niro earned an admittedly specific record with the help of hypermiler Wayne Gerdes.

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Tesla Model S driver becomes first to go 500 miles on a charge

Distance Speedster Averaged 22 MPH For 24 Hours

A Tesla Model S owner celebrates driving 500 miles on a one charge of his slow-moving electric vehicle.

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VW Golf TDI circles US on less than $300 of diesel

Volkswagen and Wayne Gerdes have raised the bar for fuel economy by touring all 48 of the contiguous United States in a Golf TDI on just over 100 gallons of diesel.

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Hypermiling a Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to 38.1 mpg

But That's Nothing Compared To The 1,899 MPG Our Friends Got

You never quite know what Wayne Gerdes has up his sleeve. The man who coined the term hypermiling is always looking for adventurous ways to prove that anyone – even you... yes, you – can eke out more miles per gallon just by changing the way you drive. Saying that is easy. Proving it by going on outlandish cross-country drives is hard. But for Gerdes and his team of fuel economy fiends over at CleanMPG, hard is half the fun.

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Shell Eco-marathon

An Oil Company Spends Big To Teach Students To Use Less

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Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 winners wring 3,587 miles from one measly gallon

On a sunny, at times windy weekend in downtown Houston, TX, 131 vehicles competed in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013, racing round and round Discovery Green for two full days. All told, they used like a gallon of gasoline.

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University of Michigan hopes to set new 3,300-mpg record in SAE Challenge [w/video]

The University of Michigan has had one of the preeminent solar car teams in the world for more than two decades, but a new group of students is looking to make its own mark in the world of green engineering. The school will be fielding its first entry in the annual SAE Supermileage competition this year.

University of Michigan hopes to set new 3,300-mpg record in SAE Challenge [w/video]

The University of Michigan has had one of the preeminent solar car teams in the world for more than two decades, but a new group of students is looking to make its own mark in the world of green engineering. The school will be fielding its first entry in the annual SAE Supermileage competition this year.

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High-mpg Taylors drive a Volkswagen Passat 1,626 miles on one tank of fuel

Watch out, Wayne Gerdes, there's a new hypermiling crew in town.

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SmartDrive shows commercial truck drivers they can reduce fuel consumption by 22%

Anyone can benefit by using eco-driving techniques, even long-haul truckers, who can reduce their rig's fuel consumption substantially with a lighter touch. That's the conclusion of SmartDrive Systems' new Commercial Transportation Fuel Efficiency Study.

Wayne Gerdes hypermiles 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid to Guinness record with 64.55 mpg

Hypermiler extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius have set a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a gasoline hybrid vehicle while driving through the 48 adjoining U.S. states. At over 64 miles per gallon, Gerdes, Bernius and the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid have found a home in Guinness' record books.

Wayne Gerdes starts hypermiling mpg record attempt in Kia Optima Hybrid

Hypermiling extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes, along with colleague Chris Bernius (both friends of the site), are heading out on a big journey today. The two will leave from Kia Motors' manufacturing facility in West Point, GA on a trip through 48 states in a clockwise direction, finishing in South Carolina 16 days from now.

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2012 Chevy Cruze Eco gets 64.4 mpg in 48-state, 9,564-mile drive

The Australian hypermiling duo of John and Helen Taylor have accomplished their goal of breaking the existing record for fuel economy achieved in a gasoline-fed production vehicle during a drive that touched some slice (defined here as at least 30 miles) of all 48 contiguous states.

DOE awards UC Riverside $1.2 million for eco-driving research project

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to evaluate technologies that provide drivers with feedback so they can cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 percent.

UK 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.

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