When it comes to reducing fossil fuel use, we tend to think of big shifts we must make, like taking public transportation, biking and walking more. All these steps are important, but for those of us who must rely on a car to get certain places, there’s actually a way to be much more fuel-efficient every time you drive.
The secret is hypermiling. Hypermiling is the practice of using driving techniques to maximize fuel efficiency. By adopting these simple driving habits, it’s possible to beat your car’s official MPG rating, keep more gas money in your pocket and help reduce your personal emissions.
Our video explains how it works.
If all this seems too good to be true, this calculator demonstrates the actual savings some of these techniques can result in. Sensible driving habits alone can lower your gas mileage by roughly 15% to 30% at highway speeds and 10% to 40% in stop-and-go traffic!
Try hypermiling next time you’re behind the wheel, and share these tips with your friends.