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9:45PM

#10: The Modded Hybrids are coming! – Go Hypermiling!

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Audio
Hosts: Kacey Green, Manuel Santos, Wayne Gerdes
Recorded: August 23, 2009 Music: DJ Dolores - Oslodum 2004
Runtime: 31 min : 16 sec
Moderating: Kacey Green
Technique: DWL or Driving With Load 
Main Topics: “Enginer” plug in hybrid kits coming to the market, Hacked Hybrid Gets Nearly 100 Miles Per Gallon, Tiny Five-Stroke Engine Promises Big Fuel Economy.
Sponsors: CleanMPG, Hybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid | BMW F 800 GS Motorcycle, Midlands Honda

Kacey, Manuel, and Wayne discuss these fuel sipping/saving products/inventions.

First up, discuss the technique of DWL (Driving With Load), pretend your car is a roller coaster when on hills, then, Manuel tells us about the Enginer plug-in hybrid conversion kits, an economical PHEV conversion kit that appears to be compatible with all existing hybrids.

As a surprise topic we discuss Honda’s announcement of a compact BEV (battery electric vehicle) by 2015 and possible reasons they say this car will take so long to arrive.

I introduce a new 5-stroke engine, that says with just 3 cylinders and a five-stroke operating cycle it can provide both big fuel economy numbers and high power output.

We finish up discussing the efforts of a university to increase the already stellar MPGs of the first generation insight with a 3-cylinder diesel engine replacing the original 3 cylinder gasser.

Please feel free to post a comment or to leave an audio comment using the button on the sidebar of this site.

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

#10: The Modded Hybrids re coming! – Go Hypermiling!

10:46PM

#9: "I'm a chicken hawk you hear?” – Go Hypermiling!

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Audio
Hosts: Kacey Green, Manuel Santos, Mike Sirach
Recorded: August 16, 2009 Music: DJ Danger Mouse - What U Sittin’ On (feat. Jemini, Cee Lo And Tha Alkaholiks)
Runtime: 25 min : 15 sec
Moderating: Kacey Green 
Technique: Potential Parking
Main Topics: Biker with road-rage loses his cool and his life…, Hybrids score high in crash safety, Speed limit for trucks in Illinois set to rise to 65MPH

Sponsors: CleanMPG, Hybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid | Midlands Honda, Birchwood Honda West

Kacey, Manuel, and Mike discuss topics bordering on a WTF moment & Hybrid crash safety.

First, Manuel tells us about the technique of Potential Parking, then he tells us about the CleanMPG scangauges. Manuel also tells us about a motorcyclist who road rages against an RV.

I talked about the latest hybrid car crash test results then, I offer a special deal for Midlands Honda customers who listen to our podcasts.

Mike explains what is going on in Illinois, apparently everyone there has a need for speed, even the lawmakers and governor.  Manuel talks about Birchwood Honda West in Winnipeg.

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

#9: "I'm a chicken hawk you hear?” – Go Hypermiling!

12:09AM

#8: Hypermiling “Drill Sergeant” – Go Hypermiling!

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Audio
Hosts: Kacey Green, Manuel Santos, Wayne Gerdes
Recorded: August 9, 2009 Music: David Byrne - My Fair Lady
Runtime: 27 min : 44 sec
Moderating: Kacey Green with Wayne Gerdes on the assist 
Technique: Alternate Routes
Main Topics: A clinic for special guests…, An open letter to an angry motorcycle rider, Is Cash for Clunkers a waste of money?, Drunk Driving eliminated in our lifetime?
Sponsors: CleanMPG, Hybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid | Arai Helmets, Midlands Honda, SunShine Toyota

Kacey, Manuel, and Wayne discuss several unique topics.

First, we discuss the technique of Alternate Routes, then, Wayne tells us about his most recent experience with the mainstream news media. We later discuss, “An open letter to an angry motorcycle rider.”, We move on to another great discussion on Cash for Clunkers and the results it was returning up to our recording time.  Our in-depth coverage of the CARS program has been a popular segment so why stop a good thing?  Manuel has an update on the Prius 3G emissons from episode #1.

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

#8: Hypermiling “Drill Sergeant” – Go Hypermiling!

4:58PM

#7: M.A.D.D. – Go Hypermiling!

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Audio
Hosts: Kacey Green, Manuel Santos, Wayne Gerdes
Recorded: August 2, 2009 Music: Dan The Automator - Relaxation Spa Treatment
Runtime: 40 min : 23 sec
Moderating: Kacey Green
Technique:Reverse Passing
Main Topics: (Surprise Topic: Nissan first to unveil affordable BEV to the masses!), Where does the road lead for green diesels?, Pelosi working to get Cash for Clunkers back on its feet., Drunk Driving eliminated in our lifetime?
Sponsors: CleanMPG, Hybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid | Aerostich Riding Gear, Birchwood Honda West

Kacey, Manuel, and Wayne discuss several great topics.

First, We discuss the technique of Reverse Passing, then, Wayne surprised us with news about the Nissan LEAF, a BEV (battery electric vehicle). We later discuss, “Where does the road lead for green diesels?”, what does the future look like ahead for clean diesels in North America.

Pelosi working to get Cash for Clunkers back on its feet.”, Cash for clunkers ran out of money really quickly…Next up, “Drunk Driving eliminated in our lifetime?”, we have had a lively discussion on this topic in several places, there is a new device that can act as an ignition interlock device for inebriated drivers based on skin reflectivity.

Update: In our First show Manuel touched base on the 2010 Prius’ Emissions Rating and today he has an update for us.

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

#7: M.A.D.D. – Go Hypermiling!

11:51AM

#6: 5? or is that 7? – Go Hypermiling!

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Audio
Hosts: Kacey Green, Manuel Santos, Wayne Gerdes
Recorded: July 26, 2009
Runtime: 38 min : 45 sec
Moderating: Kacey Green
Technique:Ridge Riding & staying safe while being legal
Main Topics: (Surprise Topic) Mini-D not coming to the US; Hybrids Look A Little Less Green To Auto Insurers; Would You Rather Save $4000 or $14000?
Sponsors: CleanMPG, Hybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid

In our second regular episode Kacey, Manuel, and Wayne start to get the hang of being podcast hosts.

First, We discuss the technique of Ridge Riding (RR), then, Wayne surprised us with news about the Mini Diesel and its status in the North American Market.   We later discuss the Scangauge and move on to the topic, “Hybrids Look A Little Less Green To Auto Insurers”. There was an article about some insurers falling for stereotypes and conjecture recently…Next up, “Would You Rather Save $4000 or $14000?” Is Cash for clunkers a rip-off?.  We also had a lively discussion about tailpipes.

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

#6: 5? or is that 7? – Go Hypermiling!

12:48AM

Episode 8 just recorded!

We just finished recording episode #8! more to come soon.

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

10:09AM

#5: HybridFest 2009 Coverage Finale - Go Hypermiling

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Video
Hosts: Kacey Green, Manuel Santos, Mike Sefton, Mike Sirach, Tim Smith, Wayne Gerdes
Moderating: none
Technique: none
Main Topics:Contest, Video Walkthrough summary of the event, Ford Focus BEV First Drive!, VW Commercial Parody
Sponsors: CleanMPG, Hybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid

In our fourth and final video podcast in our special coverage of HybridFest 2009 Kacey Green and Wayne Gerdes    , lead us into the show.

We first announce the prizes to our first contest (we still do not know the rules, keep an eye open here at the site (gohypermiling.com) we will make a post when we start the competition.

Next Manuel has prepared a nice video walkthrough summary of all the booths at HybridFest 2009.

We somehow managed to get the keys to the Ford focus BEV and we take the car around the block to its transport, sort of an unboxing/first impression video, for a car!

Then I rant about the road race known as the HybridFest MPG Challenge before Wayne talks me down a bit and we offer constructive criticism.

Several CleanMPG members got together at the end of May for various reasons. We recorded this single take of a parody of the VW commercial where they make fun of the Prius and conveniently forget, that CleanMPG stomped their 48 State record after they started talking trash. We would have done a second take but we were out of daylight and had promised to take member, Brick, to Brixx Wood Fired Pizza.

We hope you enjoyed our special video podcast series on HybridFest 2009, we now return you to your semi-regularly scheduled Go Hypermiling podcast, and remember, “You’ve just Gone Hypermiling, with CleanMPG, Ford, Hybrid Canada and Midlands Hybrid.” 

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

#5: HybridFest 2009 Coverage Finale - Go Hypermiling

4:42PM

Go Hypermiling #4 – MSantos @ HybridFest 2009

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Video
Hosts: Manuel Santos
Moderating: none
Technique: none
Main Topics: Manuel owner of the hour 2nd Generation Honda Civic Hybrid (HCHII)
Sponsor: Hybrid Canada

Our third video podcast continues with a recap by Manuel and then he shows us the modifications he has made to his 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (HCHII).   The runtime on this video is very reasonable (under ten minutes)

 

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

Go Hypermiling #4 – MSantos @ HybridFest 2009

1:02AM

Go Hypermiling #3.5 – HybridFest 2009 - FFH Presentation

Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling PodcastType: Video
Hosts: Wayne Gerdes
Moderating: Ford
Technique: Rabbit Timing
Main Topics: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid (FFH)
                      Q&A Session
Sponsor: Wayne Gerdes    
Size Warning!:455 MB
391 MB 1 hr 16 min for both presentation and Q&A session

Our second video podcast continues with a Keynote presentation by Ford and our own Wayne Gerdes at HybridFest 2009, followed by a Question and Answer session.

 

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

 

 

Go Hypermiling #3.5 – HybridFest 2009 - FFH Presentation

12:52AM

Go Hypermiling #3.1 – HybridFest 2009 - 2010 FFH


Go Hypermiling #1 - PilotGo Hypermiling Podcast

Type: Video

Hosts: Kacey Green, Mike Sefton, Wayne Gerdes
Moderating: N/A
Technique: None
Main Topics: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid (FFH)
Why is Ford at HybridFest 2009?
Intro to 2010 FFH
First impressions of a multi-Prius Owner
More… In 3.5

Sponsor: Midlands Hybrid

 

Our second video podcast has an intro by Kacey and Wayne, then it turns to David Finnegan, Ford’s Marketing Manager for Hybrids.

Next we jump to Mike Sefton and David on an intro to the FFH and a test drive w/Kacey playing backseat driver, where we are introduced to SmartGauge with Eco Guide.

Right before we jump off to part two of this podcast we hear from a friend of ours who is a Toyota Fan on his first drive of the FFH, we weren’t expecting this reaction… We then move to part two posting later in the day.

 

Special thanks again to everyone involved in this special video podcast series.

 

Subscribe in your favorite Netcasting / Podcasting software such as iTunes and Zune, our feed address is:http://feeds.feedburner.com/GoHypermiling-Podcasts, you don’t need a portable MP3 Player to use our netcasts, though we try to make it a good listen for your commute. We recommend not viewing our videos while driving.

Kacey Green
Go Hypermiling!
“Hypermiling in today’s world”

Go Hypermiling #3.1 – HybridFest 2009 - 2010 FFH