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A Labor Day Weekend Experiment: Hypermiling with the Prius

Posted on the 29 August 2013 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev
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2nd Green Revolution co-founder Eric and me will be spending all of this Saturday and half of Sunday driving from Connecticut to Minnesota in a Prius. To read more on the background of this road trip check out Eric’s post on whether or not to take a free Prius from his sister. Is the step up to a two car household hold for the Wilson family worthwhile? He goes through the pros and cons, eventually arriving at the determination that the benefits would outweigh the costs.

So this weekend we will be testing how high a MPG rating we can achieve on our 16 hour drive. We’ll also be trying various methods to get the most out of the electric engine and regenerative breaking aspects built into the 2006 Prius with 175,000 miles on it. Stay tuned.


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