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Learn from Hypermilers

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With
their goal of eking out 100-plus miles per gallon, hypermilers have adopted a
playbook of effective (though controversial) driving techniques. We’re not
saying you should try this, but one of their most effective techniques is
“coasting.” Long favored by bus drivers across Asia as a fuel-cost-cutting
measure, coasting is the art of turning off the ignition, popping your vehicle
into neutral, and coasting down hills. But be warned: in many cars, your brakes
and even your steering are useless once the ignition is turned off. Oh, and
it’s illegal.

Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

Learn from Hypermilers

With
their goal of eking out 100-plus miles per gallon, hypermilers have adopted a
playbook of effective (though controversial) driving techniques. We’re not
saying you should try this, but one of their most effective techniques is
“coasting.” Long favored by bus drivers across Asia as a fuel-cost-cutting
measure, coasting is the art of turning off the ignition, popping your vehicle
into neutral, and coasting down hills. But be warned: in many cars, your brakes
and even your steering are useless once the ignition is turned off. Oh, and
it’s illegal.

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Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

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