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Medium Thick Commute Traffic / Your Best MPG?

Recently, I got some surprising MPG results. "That's odd," I thought, "because my hypermiling techniques haven't changed." So WTF? I recalled I had been making more freeway trips in slower moving commute traffic. Slower commute traffic is your "excuse" to drive 40 or 45mph-ish, where your air resistance is much less. During non-commute hours, when others are driving 70mph, if I were to be traveling at 40mph, other drivers would use my car for target practice. So, the lesson is that light commute traffic can be your best MPG friend, because it gives you the cover to drive at slower freeway speeds. Doug in Oakland, California

posted by ChewChewTrain on July 26, 2015

this tip works for 82% of voting Fuelly members.

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