Hypermiling, have you heard of it??? It’s a new term that refers to changes made to your car and the way you drive that improve gas mileage. How new is it? New enough to get that terrible red underline when you type it in WORD. Enthusiasts compete in hypermiling events that achieve amazing mpg. Probably the most popular event is the Shell Eco-Marathon. There is a competition in Europe and America each year. The official rules can be found here. A Mater Dei High School team from Evansville, IN achieved an amazing 2843.4 mpg in 2008! There can be great benefits if this sport really catches on. Like how Formula One racing in Europe produces many advances in car handling and engine performance, hypermiling can do for gas mileage and fuel efficiency. While it doesn’t offer the speed and excitement of a regular race, hypermiling does show amazing feats of ingenuity that should be on display!
Thursday, February 19th, 2009 | Author: mark
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