Canberra to Sydney – Economy Run and Return

With my father convalescing at my sister's house in Sydney, Chikako and I have visited him the last two weeks.  So I've had a few more opportunities to see the effect of various hypermiling techniques and tweaks on fuel consumption (FC). On 8/07/2012 I did drove the normal run using cruise control set to 114km/h … Continue reading Canberra to Sydney – Economy Run and Return

Latest fuel consumption improvements: Is it my pulsing or my gliding?

On Sunday I had about the worst type of journey I could have for fuel consumption (FC) a short trip with a very steep climb, fast speeds, a dirt road and cold temperatures necessitating both A/C and rear and mirror defogging.  I returned a 5.0l/100km (5.3l corrected) for that trip.  Today's work round trip has … Continue reading Latest fuel consumption improvements: Is it my pulsing or my gliding?

Suddenly, my fuel consumption is much, much better…

...and I don't know why!?! Hypothesis If a Prius is not used for several months, it may become less fuel efficient. Using the Prius regularly prevents degradation of HV battery. After a period of inactivity, regular use can restore normal service and fuel consumption. Background I've been following the great advice on the PriusChat forum to improve my … Continue reading Suddenly, my fuel consumption is much, much better…