How much are you saving by Hypermiling?

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How much are you saving by Hypermiling?

Postby Karl » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:00 pm

HI Guys

I'm putting together an article for the website and I'd like to give some figures of what our "active" members are saving a year by Hypermiling.

Could you have a think and give me an idea of what you're saving using Hypermiling techniques and tips you've seen here.

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Re: How much are you saving by Hypermiling?

Postby tighterse » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:06 pm

To be honest it saves me nothing - I have been as tight as a duck's erse for years and it's watertight. BUT

The reason I started aiming for minimum consumption was company car usage. When I got my first company car in 1973 (Vauxhall Viva, 1256 cc) I was told to claim expenses based of 25 mpg. I could get 40 mpg so the "profit" was effectively untaxed income. Later on when the company introduced a new and improved system based on actual usage, designed by an accountant (me), I could still beat it by producing "extra" receipts. Although I changed jobs before I finally retired and finished up with Vauxhall Cavaliers I could still make over £1,000 per year.

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Re: How much are you saving by Hypermiling?

Postby frv » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:44 pm

I get on average just over 60mpg compared to manufacturer's combined 44.8 and "real world" mpg is about 40mpg or less. I'm probably saving about 5 to 6p per mile in my car so that's about £400 to £480 a year.
If I did more miles, the savings would be better but I save about 4,400 miles car sharing so that's another £450 or so.
I also hypermile both Jazz's a fair bit too so there must be another £200 a year there too!

To be honest, saving money (although important) is not the only reason for me hypermiling, I actually care about the environment too and like to do my bit :mrgreen:
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Re: How much are you saving by Hypermiling?

Postby greenman » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:32 pm

I agree with frv about environmental concerns; this is one of the main reasons I hypermile.

How much I am saving is debatable as the combined mpg manufacturers figures are fairly close to my mpg; but if I look at figures in real life on fuelly I am way ahead of most cars in the corresponding model. I look upon this as a bit of a challenge, also I would like to think I am more environmentally friendly than the Hybrids.
I would like to think that I am optomising the vehicle in every way with low emissions 115g/km (£20 road tax) and driving at the moment with 140k on the clock. It generally makes sense to keep your old car for as long as it is reliable – and to look after it carefully to extend its life as long as possible. If you make a car last to 200,000 miles rather than 100,000, then the emissions for each mile the car does in its lifetime may drop by as much as 50%, as a result of getting more distance out of the initial manufacturing emissions.
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Re: How much are you saving by Hypermiling?

Postby dancingbear84 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:19 pm

I do it for the challenge of trying to better myself, I'm competitive like that. I'm also careful when buying cars that I buy something economical. My first car was a nova that I got for £100 with a years tax and MOT. Then an ibiza, Renault 19 (free), pug 106 (free), now the vrs.
All either free or cheap to buy, run and insure.

My in laws on the other hand drive a free lander and an accord. There tax alone is around 6 months worth of fuel in the vrs
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Re: How much are you saving by Hypermiling?

Postby greenman » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:12 pm

At £1.42 a litre in the last year I have spent about £1,400 doing 14,300 miles @ 65mpg. I know fellow workers in my line of work who are only getting about 30-35 mpg, if this were my case I would probably be spending about another £1,400 per year on fuel.
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