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

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

  1. bw61374

    bw61374 Active Member

    Regarding the "Beating the EPA," article, every time I try to print it out I can't get all of it on each page. Punches of words/lines are truncated (sp), so I lose lots of the article. Is there a way to print articles from this website that captures the entire article? Please help?

    I'm new to CleanMPG, so any direction, correction, direction will be greatly appreciated

    Thank you,
    Brookings, OR
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  2. xcel

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

    Hi Bruce:

    C&P to a word doc and than you can print it out.


  3. wtodd123

    wtodd123 New Member

    I probably spent an hour or more reading through this thread from start to finish; Just found this website & hope to learn much more about getting the best fuel economy I can from my 2013 Sonata hybrid.
    Thanks so much to the thread originator & to those who've added their insights/ comments to it... a very interesting & informative read.
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  4. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

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

    Welcome to CleanMPG! Go to the link in my signature file and it will lead you to several great bits of information.
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  5. fishnrib

    fishnrib Christian

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

    For more detail on your Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (HSH) visit these links :flag:
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  6. Janstheman

    Janstheman New Member

    What a great thread. At one point, I had three hybrids. I still have two of them, a '13 TCH and '04 Prius. Our newest addition is a 2014 Corolla ECO. While not a hybrid, we looked high and low for the elusive forty-two mile per gallon version.
    My daughter leased the ECO last weekend and we put fuel in it yesterday. The first tank, the vehicle AVG.MPG was showing 30 MPG. Using pencil and paper with an iPhone, we figured 29.8,
    For a very simple yet effective design, the Valvematic engine seems to do its job without much hassle. No super size batteries or big electric motors, the engine pulls with no fuss. We drove the regular Corolla and found it buzzy while accelerating to highway speed. I will let the forum know as time progresses as to how the ECO does with the true mileage. jtm
  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks, Jim. I am curious about real-world MPG on CVT cars. Keep us posted !
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  8. Prius V

    Prius V New Member

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

    Hello Eeryone,
    I just purchased a 2014 Prius V and am loving it. Want to learn how to get the most out of the car so I found this site and have joined. Looking forward to learning from those who have hybrids.
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  9. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    With fuel prices hovering at record highs (03/20/2022 w/ the National average price for a gallon of fuel = $4.255), Bill Lin saw a piece on CBS News worth considering.

    Hypermiling In San Diego with CBS News


    The image is hyperlinked to the story and full vid.

    To begin, I completed an all-electric 39-mile (95% highway) drive down the 5, then a 92-mpg drive coming back with the Prius Prime as an HEV.

    The key points I was trying to relay to Kris during the all-highway segment was how speed kills FE so follow the limits, stay in the right hand lane at all times unless impediments allow a movement out to maintain momentum, anticipatory focus up to a half mile ahead and a quarter mile behind so as to not get caught unaware of any slow down or impediment ahead or an asleep at the wheel speeder behind, the zipper merge, Ridge Riding and turn signals for visibility along with the shimmy, hazards, and maintenance lane dive if it were ever needed, the Long Glide, and especially Driving with Load.

    When we arrived back at my home, I completed a 20-mile RT city loop at 110 mpg focusing on light timing with rabbits, smart braking, and the long glide.

    The EV, HEV Highway and HEV city were completed with the anchor onboard.

    At the end of the day, I placed him behind the wheel of the Audi GT RS BEV on the 20-mile RT city segment and he nailed 3.2 mi/kWh compared to its 2.4 mi/KWh rating. ;)

    The CBS News crew used only the Prius recorded video for their segment.


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