Posts tagged "hypermiling"

Today's Rave: Hypermiling in the Lexus IS 350

I drive back and forth to Hoffman Estates every day from Logan Square. I’m right off the interstate in both instances, so my commute is mostly highway driving. Even better: I don’t head into the office until about 10 a.m., and all that pesky traffic stuff is out of my way. I always look at... Read more »

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge
It’s official: I am not buzzard bait. I made it through my time with the CleanMPG guys without being left on the side of the road. In fact, of the 5 drivers who took turns at the wheel during the first 2 days, I was solidly in the middle. Beating, I’d like to point out,... Read more »

Where was I when I heard about Osama? In a Ford F-150

If you have been following my Tweets, posts or Facebook page, you know that I am currently coming off a fuel challenge road trip with the CleanMPG crew in a Ford F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. At 9.30 p.m. last night, I was somewhere between Williams, Ariz., and Santa Rosa, N.M. No radio. No... Read more »

Fuel saving tips from a (reformed?) lead foot

Jill performs her first “fas” in the 2011 Ford F150 without blinking. In a 24-hour period, I’ve been pushed across a street though I wasn’t truly stalled. I’ve popped a car in neutral and flipped the ignition to accessory mode and coasted for more than 16 minutes. And I’ve crawled at 5 mph from newly... Read more »

Day 1: 2011 Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge

Jill’s MPGs after her 4.5-hour segment hypermiling in a 2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost. After one day with the CleanMPG guys, I wish I could tell you I’m a reformed lead foot. But I’m not. Yet. They do, however, have one more day to convert me. Day 1 was a tough day for the 30... Read more »