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

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Old 08-20-2009, 08:29 AM
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

Hypermiling got a two page spread in the UK Today Tomorrow Autumn 2009 magazine which is produced by Toyota for Club Toyota members. This edition features the 2010 Prius.
They have a section on extreme hypermiling under the sub heading don't try this. It covers drafting, ridge riding, DWB, forced stop and rabbit timing. Familiar words to us all.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

There is nothing "extreme" about hypermiling and drafting is not a valid technique. It pains me to see those two words used in conjunction with our pursuits.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

Sean is correct. You are either hypermiling or not. Safely beating the epa numbers using simple fuel saving techniques is hypermiling.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

I've put 40lbs of air in the tires, turn off the car at red light (except at night), step on the gas pedal softly, and keep my speed down to or below the speed limit and still only am getting 38.5 mph. What am I doing wrong? I only drive about 12 miles a day.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

John,

It takes around 5 miles for your car to warm up, so meeting the EPA on trips that short is actually good! With ScanGage or the instant FE gage on the dash, I note lower FE until normal operating temperature is reached.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

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Could a mod shorten these section dividers in the main article, please? They're significantly wider than my screen (1024x768) and cause a scroll bar to appear. A similar effect could be generated by making the existing dividers shorter and centering them.

I hadn't read the article in a while and thought I'd go through it again as a refresher. I got too frustrated scrolling left and right for every line of text that I soon gave up. This also may act as a deterrent for non-members reading it for the first time.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

Hi Fanamingo:

___I believe its the first EPA characteristics table that is causing the width issue for you at 1024x768 and it would be hard for me to break that one up?

___Let me know?

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

Wayne,

I checked; it's not the table. I saved the page to my computer and modified the html. I shortened the ------- and +++++++ lines. The table then automatically shrank to the width of my screen (the lines of text wrapped within the table cells).

Sorry to be a nuisance. I just figured if I was having a problem, others might as well. I'm afraid I'm stuck with this resolution until my monitor dies.

Edit: Another idea is to insert a space in the middle of each of the ---- and ++++ lines. This would keep the display virtually the same for those with higher resolution. For lower resolution monitors, the browser would see each line as two words and wrap the second word onto a new line.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

I just looked at it on my netbook with an 8" lcd. I scrolled to the right and it just made the column on the left disappear and I could read the article fine. The resolution on this midget is 1024x600.
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Re: Beating the EPA - The Why’s and How to Hypermile

That wasn't the case for me, so it got me thinking. Our browsers must be treating the fonts sizes differently. A simple "Ctrl" + "mouse scroll wheel" shrank the font and everything fit on my screen. It's now easily readable. Thanks!
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