A Few Basic Hypermiling Techniques

If your idea of having fun in a car is drag racing at stoplights, hypermiling might not appeal to you. Then again, maybe it will!

Either way, hypermiling is the art of increasing your fuel economy beyond the EPA-estimated numbers. If this sounds appealing to you, here are a few hypermiling techniques.

hypermiling techniques

# 1 – If you want to hypermile, more than anything else, you must not drive aggressively and that includes with both pedals. Slow and easy acceleration is essential. Also, you need to brake earlier and use deceleration instead of braking if at all possible.

# 2 – They say idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Well, idling vehicles are the boon of oil companies. Don’t give it away! CleanMpg.com recommends turning your vehicle off if you suspect you’ll be immobile for more than 7 seconds.

# 3 – Be a“featherfoot.”Your vehicle likely drives at optimum fuel efficiency around 55-60 mph. Go faster than that and the efficiency gets worse and worse.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice that the one thing you are going to have to give up to achieve your hypermiling goal is time. Give yourself more time to get anywhere and enjoy saving at the gas station.