Posts Tagged ‘scan guage’

Hypermilers

June 26, 2008

Have you heard about those wackos calling themselves “Hyper-milers”? They try to do things like not break at lights (they roll to a stop or downshift), take alternate routes to get in more downhills (don’t you have to go back up on the way back?)

 

Anyway, here’s something that might make some sense. It’s called a scan gauge. From http://www.hypermilersunite.com/:

 

Consider installing a scan gauge, a digital display which tells you your fuel usage every second. They cost about $150. It doesn’t change the fuel economy, it changes how you drive the vehicle to improve mileage.

 

Now personally, I have a fairly new Civic Coupe (which gets 36 mpg), so I’m not sure I want to muck up my interior when I already get pretty good MPG, but just giving you the info…