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Accelerate to save maximum fuel.

A test by Popular Mechanics revealed that slower isn't necessarily better. PM tested various method to achieve optimal MPG in getting up to speed. They found that you should move reasonably briskly to get into the top gear - where the car runs most efficiently. So the rule of thumb is to accelerate at half the maximum acceleration rate of the vehicle. So if you own a car that goes from 0-60 in 9 seconds, take 18 seconds to get to 60.

posted by scalz on June 20, 2012

this tip works for 87% of voting Fuelly members.

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