Gas-Saving Moment of the Day: Hypermiling

By Stephen Markley  on June 10, 2008

We've written before about driving techniques that can save you gas, but there's a school of thought that takes an adjustment of driving habits to the extreme. They're called hypermilers, and they basically gear every driving technique toward conserving fuel.

This includes coasting down all hills or driving with no right shoe so the foot is more sensitive to the gas pedal. It also means always parking in a space where the vehicle can face out because backing up uses more gas. More controversial practices include rolling through stop signs without braking all the way, otherwise known as an illegal rolling stop. We do not advocate a majority of the practices associated with hypermiling, and your local constable may not either. Check the laws and regulations governing such actions in your area.

Would you ever consider hypermiling? Let us know your thoughts on this gas-saving driving style.

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