2009 VW Jetta TDI Achieves 58.82 MPG While Traveling Through Lower 48, …

To raise awareness of the high mileage it’s possible to achieve by driving sensibly in a sensible vehicle, John and Helen Taylor traversed the lower 48 states in a stock 2009 VW Jetta TDI » 9/30/08 3:00pm 9/30/08 3:00pm. Staying within 5 MPH of the posted speed limit, the couple used just 11 tanks of fuel on the trip resulting in an overall fuel…

Hypermiling Couple Sets World Record With 90 MPG Drive Around…

Remember when we drove a European-spec Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi on a 100-mile road trip? We did pretty well, averaging 72 MPG. While we were throughly impressed, it was nothing compared to earning two spots in the Guinness Book Of World Records. Helen and John Taylor, a British couple, earned their two spots of fame in… » 5/28/08 9:20am 5/28/08 9:20am

While We're At It, Here Are Some Real Hypermilers

We first met Metrompg when we did a story on Mr. Harry Stevinson way back in 2006. Since then we've been occasionally plucking bits and pieces of interesting fodder from them and their all grown up version Ecomodder. The incredible 72 miles per gallon we got out of the 2007 Honda Civic i-CTDi is almost an entry point… » 2/15/08 1:45pm 2/15/08 1:45pm

Supercar Hypermiling Day 2: Ferrari F430

In Part 1, I found the Ford GT's high-torque V8 pretty economical in traffic. But what was it we were saying about those Italian engineers and their appetite for Chianti? Well, like father like son, the creators of the F430 created a thirsty one. In spite of being the smallest, arguably most sophisticated and largely… » 11/21/07 8:45am 11/21/07 8:45am