The term hypermiler covers motorists who want to go as far as possible with a unit of fuel.

Even one of the legendary figures of the “Former World” is the Austrian Gerhard Blattner, who used to exercise to get as far as possible with a fuel tank. She has many records, such as driving once for two thousand kilometers back and forth on the Austria-Denmark road with a diesel Skoda Fabia.

Of particular interest is the “range issue” of electric vehicles, which attracts similar personalities such as Fergal McGrath, about whom Wall Street Magazine Published article. It is also the so-called “super alternator” that tries to drive with as little electricity as possible.

The guy drives an electric Mustang Mach-E that officially starts in 100 at 100 seconds, but he’s not at all interested in that. It usually goes at 40 km / h, and it does not bother me to drive other cars.

In July, they wanted to get into the Guinness Book of Records with two companions, as they made the 27-hour versus 45-minute journey between the north and south of the UK. They completed their 1,350 km journey with an average consumption of 6.45 kWh, which is a very favorable value.

A similar car is Wayne Gerdis, who is making similar trips with a hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, and the word “hypermiler” officially belongs to him. In his most recent record, he even charted the legendary busy Highway 405 in Los Angeles, where traffic jams are essentially constant.

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His trick was to avoid deadlocks, which is a killer for efficiency. True, to do this, he deliberately slowed down the traffic, stopping 4-5 cars behind him. However, his flight was a success, covering 845 miles with a tank of hydrogen, a record.

The ID.3 for Volkswagen Electric also has its own hypermile, and some retired Swiss driver Felix Egolf who drove through the Alps last year. The goal was to show how efficiently electric cars can recharge their batteries. He crossed 15 mountain passes, knowing a difference of 13,000 meters, drove a total of 600 km in a vehicle with an official battery capacity of 77 kWh, with an official range of 539 km.

Of course, it is more difficult to get official consumption data in the mountainous section, so the Swiss driver drove the trucks as moderately as possible, and on steep sections he maximized the potential energy recovery. He had planned the trip very meticulously because he was right at the top with a completely empty battery, but he knew he could make up for the shortfall on the way. He calculated that the battery would recover 1% of its energy on a 300m ramp.

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