It’s a different kind of thrill…
With the increase in fuel this week and another set to take place next month, it’s almost ironic that it’s called a ‘petrol hike’ because it’s starting to look like walking might be the more budget friendly option – but wait – just as things appear to be taking a turn for the worst… Hypermiling swoops in to save the day, or at least the fair amount of it that’s spent in traffic.
It’s a style of driving you can adopt in order to save money by implementing techniques that help you spend less on fuel. Hello, budget friendly anything! The term was coined by Wayne Gerdes, who is a multiple world record holder for the most fuel-efficient driving… so, you know his advice is gold!
Don’t worry too much about driving being less thrilling, but try to focus on the fact that you’ll be cutting costs. In addition to that Hypermiling is mostly used in traffic, where speeding isn’t really an option to begin with. Over and above the very welcome reduction in fuel, the Hypermiling movement is pretty interesting, if you want to read more about it, check out this WikiHow page.