04-24-2006, 05:59 AM
about commonsense ways to improve FE, that is.
Saw this, linked from PeakOil.com:
sounds suspiciously like he read a tutorial somewhere... further link digging revealed credit for the hybrids section belongs to Hot Georgia!!! (Even if he isn't present/accounted for here)
04-24-2006, 06:20 PM
A very interesting Article: Here is the 1st part of it:
Test #1: Aggressive Driving vs. Moderate Driving
Result: Major savings potential
The Cold Hard Facts: Up to 37 percent savings, average savings of 31 percent
Recommendation: Stop driving like a maniac.
Aggressive vs. Moderate Driving: Read the entire test
Test #2: Lower Speeds Saves Gas
Result: Substantial savings on a long trip
Cold Hard Facts: Up to 14 percent savings, average savings of 12 percent
Recommendation: Drive the speed limit.
Lower Speeds Saves Gas: Read the entire test
Test #3: Use Cruise Control
Result: Surprisingly effective way to save gas
Cold Hard Facts: Up to 14 percent savings, average savings of 7 percent
Recommendation: If you've got it, use it.
Cruise Control: Read the entire test
Test #4: A/C On, Windows Up vs. A/C Off, Windows Down
Result: Nice in theory; not true in practice
Cold Hard Facts: No measurable difference (unless you open the sunroof, too!)
Recommendation: Please, make yourself comfortable.
Air Conditioner: Read the entire test
Test #5: Check Your Tire Pressure
Result: Important for safety and to reduce tire wear
Cold Hard Facts: No measurable effect on the vehicles we tested
Recommendation: Check your tire pressure often but don't expect a big savings.
Tire pressure: Read the entire test
Test #6: Avoid Excessive Idling
Result: More important than we assumed
Cold Hard Facts: Idling saves an average of 19 percent
Recommendation: Stopping longer than a minute? Shut 'er down.
Excessive idling: Read the entire test