Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hypermiling: The New American Fad

Known as 'hypermiling,' the method can double gas mileage, even in gas-guzzling vehicles that would normally get less than 20 mpg.

Promoted on a growing number of Web sites, hypermiling includes pumping up tires to the maximum rating on their sidewalls, which may be higher than levels recommended in car manuals; using engine oil of a low viscosity, and the controversial practice of drafting behind other vehicles on the highway to reduce aerodynamic drag -- a practice begun a few years ago by truck drivers.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Will you give hypermiling a try?
-Do you see more "homegrown" practices like this springing up the higher gas prices go?
-What do you think will actually fix the problem of higher costs of living?
-Do you see anything that could bring the cost of oil down?
-Do we need to be actively seeking out alternative forms of energy?

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