Our Weekly Hypermiling Tip #4: Slow down

We all know that time is money. Like many of our readers, I am short of both.

Many think that making up time by driving faster is a sure fire way of squeezing more into your day, unfortunately this is often a false economy.

The faster you travel, drag and resistance increase. By simply driving slower you can increase your MPG by upto 45%. Experts suggest that a decrease of only 10MPG in speed from 70 to 60MPH can use 20% less fuel, now just image the difference from well above the legal speed limit.

Governments are also taking note of this fact. Recently Spain reduced its motorway speed limits to help save it’s citizens from rising fuel prices.

To find out more about saving fuel then why not try our Hypermiling Techniques and see how much you can save.


Karl is the editor and owner of this glorious website. He currently writes for numerous environmental websites, producing content for the greater good. His experience in graphic design, Wordpress and all things automotive have helped sculpt Hypermiler.co.uk into its current form from very humble beginnings. He has numerous IT qualifications, a red belt in Taekwondo and likes craft Ales. Get in touch via our Contact Page

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