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1,000 Hypermiles on a Single Tank of Gas

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 5th, 2009

Is it really possible to get over 1,000 miles out of single tank of gas? If you are a “hypermiler”, you know this to be true. This week we’re doing something a little different here at GETV. Our new field contributor Scott Stead in Washington, DC, has been following the Ford 1000 Mile Challenge. Scott gets the lowdown on hypermiling from the original hypermiler himself Wayne Gerdes, and NASCAR racer Carl Edwards, who is no slacker for a challenge. Extreme gas mileage using some fairly ordinary driving optimization tricks is something we can all get behind.

Episode links: Hypermiling, Ford Fusion Gets 81.5 MPG, Ford Fusion Hybrid 1000 Mile Challenge, CleanMPG, Wayne Gerdes, Carl Edwards, Scott Stead

4 Responses to '1,000 Hypermiles on a Single Tank of Gas'

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  1. on May 11th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    How can this be possible? A thousand miles for just a single gas tank is almost impossible. Maybe they're are using some additives to improve the cars performance and tire pressure is also an issue.

  2. liveshow said,

    on June 25th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    This car is an exemple..

  3. on June 29th, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Great story! While watching the BET awards last night with a room full of friends and family we viewed the Ford Fusion production model commercials and I observed the jaw-drops around the room. 700mpg! Was the official word from Ford. Everybody questioned me afterwards because most know that I'm into alternative energy powered transportation:) Electric, Hydrogen and Solar are my favorites GO U.S.A.

  4. Alex Wu said,

    on July 9th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Hmm..interesting, that's quite an achievement. I wonder if he can give a bit more gas saving optimization tips while driving. Ford Fusion seems like a pretty amazing car, and if there is still 1/3 of a tank left, why not run it and see how much more it can go? Maybe 1500 miles!