APH Networks Lounge: Gas Mileage and Hypermiling: Everything You Need to Know About

"Hypermiling" or "to hypermile" is to attempt to maximize gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one’s car and one’s driving techniques. Rather than aiming for good mileage or even great mileage, hypermilers seek to push their gas tanks to the limit and achieve hypermileage, exceeding EPA ratings for miles per gallon. Quoting Oxford, for its Word of the Year 2008. If you've never been on APH before, yes, this is an online technology publication -- but yes, this is an article relating to a driving practice that seems to have gained universal attention after insane gas prices earlier this year. That said, gas prices has dropped significantly for various reasons; mainly relating to the current economy. But lowering gas prices did not stop me from making the most out of my tank of gas. I drive daily to the train station, which would be around 25km round trip. The last time I filled up was more than a month ago in my 2007 Honda Civic LX 5-speed manual.

Living in Canada, gas prices do cost significantly more than USA. Looking at it on the positive side, I gave my car slightly more expensive 87 octane gas (And plans to over the next few months, to see what kind of difference it makes) from a local Shell gas station instead of the usual the-cheapest-I-can-find, as some research indicates that different brands of gas may give better mileage. I'll post more on this in just a moment. Meanwhile, the bill came to $32 CAD. Not bad, not bad.

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