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Dangerous Hypermiling Techniques

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Author's Note: Dangerous Hypermiling Techniques

It's so tempting to use this space to comment on the self-righteousness of hypermilers, but it's all been said before. Instead, I'm going to reminisce about driving a manual transmission, and how coasting in neutral was a lot of fun. I never had an engine kill switch; I don't even think I ever voluntarily turned off the engine while driving. I wasn't coasting to save gas -- it just gave me a goofy little thrill to shift into neutral and let it roll for a while. The fuel savings couldn't have come close to offsetting how much gas I splurged on while I was cruising around town out of sheer boredom. After all, even hypermilers have to get their blood pumping somehow.

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  • Edmunds. "Hypermiling: Quest for Ultimate Fuel Economy." May 5, 2009. (July 26, 2013) http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/hypermiling-quest-for-ultimate-fuel-economy.html
  • Hypermiler. "Hypermiling Techniques." (July 26, 2013) http://www.hypermiler.co.uk/hypermiling/hypermiling-techniques

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