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Author's Note: Safe Hypermiling Techniques
This will sound a bit judgmental, but I really don't have anything against hypermilers -- except when I'm stuck behind one. And I don't even own a car anymore, so that's one aggravation that has ceased to annoy me. (Who's using less gas now?)
I always wondered, though, if the most elite of hypermilers have other hobbies. "Pulsing" your way home from work between the range of 30 - 40 miles per hour, in a 50 or 65 mph zone? Saving fuel is all well and good, but there's an opportunity cost, too. That time could be spent at the gym, cooking dinner together as a family, or even socializing with an environmentally friendly activism group. True, the Earth isn't going to get that fuel back; but those extra hours spent in the car can't be re-lived, either.
- 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