Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hypermiling Update: 06/08/08

Another above average tank, but not by much... With the heat index eclipsing 100, I am caving to the comfort of A/C. This will most likely heavily affect the next tank. It is quite amazing how much air conditioning hampers fuel efficiency. I prefer to not sit in a pool of sweat, however, so I'll pay the extra few bucks.


Winston Smith said...

I've heard it is actually more effecient to run your air while travelling longer distances at higher rates of speed. Cuts down on air resistance on the highway.

Chief said...

Unfortunately, the AC drain dwarfs any small gain you get from aerodynamics. The scangauge does not lie.