Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

Discussion in 'Articles' started by xcel, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Blake

    Blake Well-Known Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    You bring up a good point as this is technically DWB, but your comment takes it a step further. Taking a corner properly is just like you say, start on the outside and apex at the middle of the corner and drift back out to the outside... at least in its simplest form. That is only applicable if its a simple single corner. Your cars drivetrain and the road after the corner dictates where you want your entry and apex points to be. If there is two corners in a row, you would want to sacrifice the first corner for a good exit on the second corner, since thats where you'll end up at.

    Tire pressures help with this a TON since you'll scrub off more speed with an underinflated tires as opposed to a properly inflated tire. The tires sidewall doesn't roll over as much when its highly inflated, transfering more of the cars energy into the desired direction instead of turning it into waste (aka heat ;))

    This might be a bit off topic though as I'm starting to think about racing theory and proper cornering techniques. Although I don't race on the track anymore, there is a LOT of useful things I've learned about car handling dynamics that is very applicable to hypermiling (throttle control, steering angle, maintaining momentum, etc...)

    Thank you for adding an excellent point!
     
  2. Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Very interesting info here, gonna take some time to re read all of this, although I would not promote getting close to the back end of a semi-trailer....the results of that ...well can be a bit un nerving.....to say the least...but still interesting ....none the less..
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Hi F350 Super Duty:

    ___We do not recommend it either but it happens. Usually by the truckers themselves actually :rolleyes:

    ___What you will find is your best FE usually comes when you are all alone (within reason) and able to swing the vehicle into modes you may have never thought of before. This works and the first time I pulled 120 mpg in a Prius, 180 mpg in the Insight or 85 mpg in the Ranger, it showed me something that can only be described as WTF :D

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  4. GreenerMachine

    GreenerMachine New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Amazing article xcel, I dropped you a message if you'd like to get back to me.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Xero Omega

    Xero Omega New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    This Article is amazing! Im very new to this, but i have learned alot from this. Thank you so much for all the techniques. I never knew hypermiling existed. Thank you so much for what you done.:D
     
  6. OttawaFEH

    OttawaFEH Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Hello Wayne,

    Thought you might like to know or see the article that appeared today (May 18th, 2008) on CTVs (Canadian Television) web site---I'm sure you know about it already, but I wanted to acknowledge it.

    It can be found at:
    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...ypermiling_story_080518/20080518?s_name=Autos

    CTV is pretty well Canada's largest private television network and where many, if not most, Canadians get their news. Nice to see this article on their frontpage headlines.

    Andrew
     
  7. tdw63

    tdw63 New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Hello,
    Great site, just found it yesterday and joined today. Quick question, has anybody used Ethos gas reformulator, just started using product and wondering if it works?

    Thanks, tdw63
     
  8. groundpounder

    groundpounder New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    This is a GREAT article. THANK YOU!!

    Since finding this site and employing some of the techniques of this article, I have increased my mpg by an almost unconsciously amazing 37%!! It's so simple.

    Thank you so much.
     
  9. bwharland

    bwharland New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    call me the dumbest redhead on the planet! I just purchased a Ford F150 4x4 Titan V8 motor. Is there any hope for me to gain extra miles 'hypermiling'?
    any advice is greatly appreciated.
    one woman told me adding a toneau cover will automatically gain me 3mpg. If I'm figuring correctly I'm getting around 16-17mpg with a lot of that being in town driving.
    HELP!:confused:
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Hi Bwharland:

    ___Hypermiling works in any vehicle but you do have to consider the amount of driving you do and what you use your vehicle for? If it is a lot of miles and you are simply driving back and forth to work unloaded, you would save $’s by purchasing a Yaris, Fit, Corolla or Civic on payments for less than you are placing into the tank of the F150 in a month. Speed limits, DWL, DWB, minor FAS’ing at lights and such, PP, Face-outs, superior setup and of course a superior method to record your FE. It is just that if you drive any kind of distance, the $’s placed into the tank will bury the average family of four :(

    ___As for the other questions, you cannot create a thread in the Article and News forums without a thread move by a mod or upgrade to mod status. That one has to be earned unfortunately. In the other forums, you can create new threads and post at will but keep it clean.

    ___Good Luck and welcome to CleanMPG!

    ___Wayne
     
  11. gbarrett123

    gbarrett123 New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Hello. Thanks for the welcome. :Banane08:
     
  12. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    I just noticed the number of page views for this one article has risen by 10,000 in the last nine hours alone :eek:
     
  13. SoCalPunk33

    SoCalPunk33 SoCalPunk 3 MEMBER

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    HEy everyone Wowo I have never done this before so IM a college student at UCSD that in CAlifornia if you dont know. ANy way MSANTOS told me to get on this ASAP so I did he is a really cool guy. SO is the guy you made that article about the HCH2 really good. SO im about to get an HCH 2 08b and im super excitied I get it on June 17 SO i want to learn how to drive one

    Thanks
     
  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Hi SoCalPunk:

    ___Are you speaking of Tarabell as she wrote the book on the HCH-II ;)

    ___In an hour or so, could you post this in the intro forums as it really does not fit here :(

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  15. SoCalPunk33

    SoCalPunk33 SoCalPunk 3 MEMBER

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    HEy WAyne yeah i was talking about Tarrbell I didnt know she was a women well she did a really good job. Im not sure how to do things yet on this site Im still learning I will get the hang of this though .
     
  16. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    I'll try to post this again. My son was using my computer earlier and left the browser opened and I accidentally posted under his account.:eek:

    Don't worry about catching on too much, it took me forever; the above is a perfect example:eek:. Welcome to CleanMPG. As Wayne has alluded to, Tarabell is one of the best when it comes to the HCH-II. Good luck with the new ride.
     
  17. chumley4

    chumley4 New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    hello I hate to spend money for fuel
     
  18. scutcomb

    scutcomb New Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Google has posted some nice results at RechargeIt.org of approx 66 mpg for their
    fleet of Toyota Prius cars converted to PHEVS. I wonder what they could achieve
    if driven by hypermilers?:)
     
  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    It'd be something close to a sideways 8 symbol for daily driving, and then the "usual" 60/70/80 mpg for longer trips.
     
  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and how to Hypermile.

    Hi Scutcomb:

    ___Welcome to CleanMPG!

    ___Given some of our local drives and locales offer roads with limits in which we can comfortably travel at 34 mph and below, I believe it would be a lot higher ;) The nice thing is even with highway travel, the PHEV Pack assist for a 55 mph driver allows an easy 100 + on the highway as long as the pack has some usable SoC left in it. Even hypermiling on the highway would bump the Google numbers up to the insane if most here had a shot to drive a PHEV for ourselves.

    ___I am sure you are going to find the same in short order given you know what is now available to you from the article itself :)

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     

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