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    Report: Professor uses algorithms to put a hypermiler in your cruise control
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    The next time the hypermiler in front of you stops you from catching that next green light, take heart. One day, it won't be the driver's fault. There will be algorithms involved. But you migh still be aggravated for not making that light. Hermann Koch-Groeber, a professor at Germany's ...

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    Wayne Gerdes: After 2,269 miles and 59 mpg, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid "kicks ass"
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery
    Last fall, hypermiler Wayne Gerdes proposed to Hyundai that he drive a 2011 Sonata Hybrid across the country to help the automaker get the vehicle from the media launch location in California to Ann Arbor, ...

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    Hypermiling Hyundai Sonata Hybrid crosses America in under two tanks [w/video] *UPDATE
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery
    You've got to hand it to Wayne Gerdes. He knows how to go the distance in production passenger cars on very little gasoline. In April of 2009, he worked with a team to go 1,445 miles in a Ford Fusion Hybrid ...

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    2011 Hyundai Sonata: 1,065 miles on 16.07 gallons = 66.285 mpg!
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    When we recently reported that hyper-miler Wayne Gerdes was going to attempt to drive 1,000 miles on one tank of gasoline in a new 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we were unaware that the drive had actually already occurred. Gerdes and a traveling companion set out from Milwaukee, WI and made it to ...

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    Wayne Gerdes to attempt 1,000-mile drive on one tank of fuel in 2011 Hyundai Sonata
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is already one of the most fuel efficient mid-sized sedans on the market even before the hybrid version arrives this fall. With an EPA highway mileage rating of 35 miles per gallon, the Sonata caught the ...

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    BMW 320d goes over 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel
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    BMW 320d EfficientDynamics – Click above for high-res image gallery
    British auto journalist Tom Ford recently decided to test BMW's claim that its new 320d EfficientDynamics model could achieve 1,000 miles on one tank of diesel fuel. While the EfficientDynamics is the most efficient version ...

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    Lexus Magazine explains how to get 85 mpg from HS 250h
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no doubt that the single biggest reason to choose a hybrid vehicle is to decrease fuel consumption, and that's true regardless of what class of vehicle you are considering. From the largest hulking SUVs to the smallest ...

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    Can pulse and glide work to improve electric vehicle highway range?
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    Wayne Gerdes explains hypermiling before the Ford Fusion 1,000 mile challenge
    Recently we got a question from a reader regarding the benefit of using the common hypermiling technique of "pulse and glide" with a battery electric vehicle. Given the relative scarcity of pure electric vehicles, ...

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    Austrian hyper-miler gets 81.1 mpg in Seat Ibiza Ecomotive
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    Once upon a time when drivers went driving across multiple countries, it was in pursuit of doing it in the least amount of time. These days, it seems to be just as often that drivers are still going for the least, but now it's about minimizing fuel consumption. After a team of drivers ran over ...

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    Toyota increases its iQ with hypermiling stunt
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    Click above for a gallery of the hypermiling Toyota iQ
    Toyota already has a fuel efficient vehicle on its hands in the new iQ city car, but the brand's UK arm set out to prove that the diminutive machine can do much better than its official European rating of about 65 miles per gallon on the ...

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    Hypermiling in a Porsche 911 yields 35.1 mpg
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    The Porsche 911 has long been one of the most fuel efficient sports cars available at its performance level. The new 2009 911 with its direct injection and dual clutch gearbox is rated at 24 mpg (US) combined on the EU test cycle (19/27 on the EPA cycles). That's not an exceptional number around ...

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    "Hypermiling" named New Oxford dictionary's Word of the Year
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    If you are reading this blog, you are likely well aware of the growing green sentiment all over the world. Here in the U.S., gas prices have finally begun to approach what they are on the rest of the globe, and this action has prompted a new word: hypermiling. First coined in 2004, the word took ...

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    More on Ford's SmartGauge cluster for the Fusion/Milan hybrids w/VIDEO
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    Click on the SmartGauge empower display for a high res gallery
    When the new Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan go on sale early next year, everyone from basic commuters to the most avid hyper-milers should be able to get what they want out of the new SmartGauge cluster. Typically on hybrid vehicles, ...

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    Audi Mileage Marathon: Fuel efficiency strategies
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    After seven days and 2,832 miles, I'm finally back home. My week-long stint on the Audi Mileage Marathon is over and I believe I've learned a thing or two about hyper-miling. Teams running in the event were scored based on a formula that included fuel efficiency and speed. The fuel efficiency ...

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    Fuel stretching Taylors get world record 58.82 mpg around the U.S.
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    After twenty days on the road John and Helen Taylor have completed their journey around America and earned a new entry in the Guinness book of world records. After 9,419 miles through 48 states, the Taylors consumed just over 11 tanks of ultra low sulfur diesel. That works out to 58.82 mpg and 853 ...

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    Fuel stretching Taylors 1/3 of the way around US, averaging 58.78 mpg
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    Helen and John Taylor have reached the one-third mark of their nationwide trek to demonstrate how much impact driving behavior can have on fuel efficiency, and it's working. The Australian couple are well on their way to setting a new world record. After 2,753 miles and eight days of driving they ...

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    Hyper-miling couple going for trans-continental mileage record
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    We've written about the exploits of Helen and John Taylor on several previous occasions. The pair like to get into cars and see how far they can drive between fill-ups. Their most recent adventure took them around Australia in a Peugeot 308 with an average of 75.6 mpg (U.S.). Today, they are ...

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    ______-miling the Jaguar XK-R
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    Hypermiling is too strong a phrase when you apply the MPG-increasing practice to a Jaguar XK-R. Extra-miling might pass muster, but all it amounts to in this particular instance is driving a $104,000, 420 horsepower Jaguar convertible like it's a $22,000 Camry. Why not go for big dollops of both ...

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    Hypermiling couple drive Peugeot 308 around Australia at 75.6mpg
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    Here in the U.S., hypermiling has largely been the province of hybrid drivers. That doesn't mean that only hybrid drivers can take advantage of those driving strategies. When last we heard from Helen and John Taylor, the British couple had just completed a run from Britain to Poland in a pair of ...

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    Are Hypermilers a menace on the road?
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    Since the advent of the hybrid at the turn of this century, an increasingly large group of hardcore fanatics have taken up hypermiling. For the uninitiated, hypermiling is the practice of using modified driving techniques to get the maximum possible fuel efficiency. There are hypermilers who claim ...

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