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#61 Cruze-ing towards a shaky recovery

Music this week is Empty Glass by Manny, and Hop back up by Britt Harkins.

We discuss Driving With Load (DWL) vs Pulse & Glide (P&G) techniques.

We then talked about all the disasters in Japan, from the automotive and consumer electronics enthusiast side of things, our hearts go out to the nation of Japan during these trying times, but we also rocognise you may be on bad news overload by this point.

Next up is the Chevrolet Cruze Eco, CleanMPG got one of these beauties for just over a week, hear what Wayne’s experiances were.

Kacey Green, Wayne Gerdes, Manuel Santos
Hosts - Go Hypermiling Podcast 

#61 Cruze-ing towards a shaky recovery


#38 Hang on to your wallets!

Go Hypermiling #1 - Pilot 
Go Hypermiling Podcast

Type: Audio
Hosts: Wayne Gerdes, Kacey Green and Mike Sirach
Recorded: April 19, 2010
Music: Fenway by Mike Falzone
Runtime: 50 min : 42 sec
Moderating: Kacey Green
Technique: Hills and Mountains
Main Topics: 2011 Prius PHEV-13 Impressions, From SUV to hybrid sedan, US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015
Sponsors: CleanMPGHybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid | Enginer PHEV kits, Midlands Honda, & CleanMPG Scangauges

 Our Technique covers how to Hypermile up hills and mountains.

We cover both basics and some competition grade techniques. 

2011 Prius PHEV-13 Impressions

“25 brand new, just off the boat Prius PHEV’s destined for the U.S. Fleet trial (previously announced any number of times at CleanMPG) were available for Journalists to drive not only under Plug-in power but in charge sustaining mode as well. And like a child at Christmas, some were more excited to try out the latest wares more than others…

From SUV to hybrid sedan 

“During the Second thousand mile tank is in progress review, we achieved the following which is really what moved Sean and his wife Jillian to consider the Fusion Hybrid.
50 mph cruise control  – average: 55 mpg
60 mph cruise control  – average: 52.3 mpg
“Is it on?” With these words Jilean began her hybrid journey, preparing to pull out of the dealership on a test drive with me in the passenger seat and our daughter in the back seat. She had driven Jud Engel’s Prius a few times two summers ago so this wasn’t her first time behind the wheel of a hybrid, but this Ford Family Girl wasn’t about to consider a Toyota for her next vehicle!…

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015 

“The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.
The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record levels and the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a barrel…

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

#38 Hang on to your wallets! - Go Hypermiling!


#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.

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

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