July 6, 2008

New Smart Diesel is the World's Most Economical Car

In this weekend's Daily Telegraph Andrew English reviews three new variants of the Smart fortwo that are even more economical that the standard Smart car. The petrol version of the Smart fortwo, the 2 seater car produced by the Mercedes Benz subsidiary, has long been one of the World's most frugal. It managed 60.1 mpg whilst emitting just 112 grammes of carbon dioxide on the EU combined cycle. The figures for the same model from the United States Environmental Protection Agency are 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.

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June 30, 2008

An Introduction to EcoDriving

EcoDriving is a new trend that has been getting some publicity recently. It’s the art of using a variety of driving techniques and careful maintenance to squeeze every last drop of fuel economy out of your car.

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June 4, 2008

CNN HyperMiling Video with Wayne Gerdes

Unfortunately I can't embed it in this blog post but CNN have recorded a HyperMiling Video that shows Wayne Gerdes, reputedly the original hypermiler, getting double the expected miles per gallon from his Honda Accord using some classic hypermiling techniques. It seems Wayne doesn't care much for SUVs. He calls then "Fuel Sucking Pigs"!

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