Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermilers!

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy' started by xcel, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi All:

    ___A nice little update …

    ___First we have an Insighter named NEmystic in his 2001 Honda Insight named Sputnik. Many may recognize him from IC and let me both welcome and congratulate him for the achievement. Straight up hard work in his case given the hills of MA. and the normal higher FE in the summer and getting killed in the winter type tanks. Nice job Brian given your location!

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    ___Next we have an Escape Driver who I came to know from one of the many Milwaukee Hybrid Group meets. Please welcome and congratulate DebbieKatz and her 2005 FWD FEH named StealthMobile. Not only does she own an excellent Hybrid SUV, she has accumulated the highest lmpg other then GaryG in the country that I know of! Way to go Debbie! Your husband is always still just a passenger I hope ;)

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    ___Pravus Prime, I don’t see those tanks yet ;)

    ___Psyshack, you are oh so close to popping into the expert ranks. Just one more should do it!

    ___There has been a lot of ranking changes with many more to come so keep pushing those tanks and never give up. The fall temps are soon to be affecting us Northern drivers and the Southern drivers are going to be enjoying weather to die for over the next 3 months so take advantage of whatever Mother Nature offers. Winter is only a stones throw away and we all know how ugly that can get no matter where you live!

    ___Finally, there are a lot of hybrid owners registering their automobiles as regular gas vehicles. Can those hybrid owners who find themselves in this situation edit your vehicles description so that you are moved into the hybrid category with the proper coloring and coding.

    ___Good Luck to all and keep up those fantastic tanks!

    ___Wayne
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2006
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi All:

    ___Time for an update!

    ___Let me start by saying we have had one heck of a summer with hybrid and non-hybrid drivers alike punching through their respective pinnacles with ever increasing tanks. Keep up the great work and thanks for not letting your guard down. There are also more new owners knocking at the door as I type and I cannot wait to see them bust through with their own recognition. With that, let us get down to business.

    ___First let me congratulate Proco driving his 2006 HCH-II named Proco’s Prius. His tanks are all over the map but they are all over the map mostly above 53 mpg’s and at a good clip as well! Anyone that starts out with a 58 + mpg first tank in a brand new Prius II has my respect!

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    ___Next we have HyChi nailing down hypermiler status in his 2006 HCH-II named HyChi’s Vehicle. From tank #3 through his last have been rock steady at or around EPA combined + 10% in fact. Congratulations HyChi for achieving what most HCH-II pilots will never see …

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    ___Our next hypermiler to be recognized is also an HCH-II driver who I have had the pleasure of meeting in person more then a few times now. Please congratulate Meggert for pushing his HCH-II named Magno to hypermiler status basically from tank #3 to the point he surpassed the minimum 5,000 mile mark. Mark, way to go!

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    ___And on to our non-hybrid hypermiler’s who are punching out averages that will make your mouth drop in amazement.

    ___Let me congratulate Krousdb and his 1992 Honda Civic VX named The VX. He has been averaging > 70 mpg’s in his VX from tank #3 forward and has immediately entered the Expert ranks. I have no doubt he will keep pushing her for higher and higher averages as time moves forward as his last RT segment was somewhere in the mid 80’s in fact!

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    ___Next let me recognize Ketelone and his 2007 Toyota Yaris named Ketelone’s 2007 Yaris for pushing into hypermiler status with the std. climb from EPA city to beyond EPA highway over the last 1,500 miles. I have no doubt he will not let that kind of FE go now that he knows what she can do. I have a soft spot for the Yaris as it is cute as a bug and appears to have some real potential for FE greatness. Ketelone, you are doing great on your climb and I believe you will continue to see even better tanks in the future!

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    ___Our final new addition added his second vehicle to the hypermiler ranks with this update. Please congratulate Mr. Kite and his 2005 Honda Odyssey named Black Sunshine. A bit inconsistent at first, he has been performing progressively better as time moves forward. His last tank proved to be a stunner with a total range of over 650 miles and we are talking about a full sized Minivan! Keep punching out those kinds of tanks and we might have to add a new forum dedicated to Hypermiling Minivans exclusively :D

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    ___My final mention happens to come from another friend of the CleanMPG family named Psyshack driving his 06 Honda Civic named Papa’s Express. Having first hand experience dealing with the winds he has to endure in OK. on a daily basis, I have to give him credit for pushing when the winds are at their worse. This means 2/3 of the time with the side wind hindrance or the full blown head on killing him. Psy, thank you for continually pushing that Civic through 40 + mpg tanks again and again and again …

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    ___Please have a look at all our latest inductees tanks as linked and hopefully there is something in the data streams you can take home and apply to your own daily grind. With winter just starting to rear her ugly head (snow flurries are being predicted for Chicago in a few days :(), do not stop pushing and use what you have learned this summer to try and keep those tanks up through the winter months. Spring is only 5 short months away for some of us.

    ___Good Luck and congratulations to you all.

    ___Wayne
     
  3. Proco

    Proco Well-Known Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Considering I just drive the thing and don't really try to hypermile, I'm quite happy with where I am right now. It won't last, though. The car lives outside and the weather's getting colder. The inconsistency can be explained by my commute and NJ law.

    My commute is 50 miles ... 40 on the highway. Most days the morning commute has some form of stop & go for about 15 miles with a lot of up & down. Of course, starting from an elevation of about 20 feet makes just about any commute "uphill". :)

    The biggest pain is our gas law. I can't fill my own tank, so I'm at the mercy of the attendant. I never know if the hose will be removed, right after click-off, after rounding up to the next $0.25 or adding more than the next $.25.

    Tanks 6-9 are a good example of this. My calculations gave 60.73, 51.82, 63.63 and 49.77. But my MFD gave me 56.8, 58.0, 57.8, 55.8. The two 60's are a result of the hose being removed right after click off (or only filling an added 5 cents or so). The 51 & 49 were topped off a little more, after being "underfilled)

    I track my MFD stats on GreenHybrid (http://www.greenhybrid.com/compare/mileage/car/3163.html) and the graph isn't nearly so erratic.

    But, like I said, the good times aren't going to last. But it's still nice to be on the list for a little while. Even if the math on my sig doesn't accurately reflect my commute (80% hwy & 20% city).:p
     
  4. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Thank You!!

    The winds arent that bad.... lolololololol Well maybe they are at times. :)

    The cool of fall is about to invade us here. It was in the high 40's this am. With the warm temps the last week to ten days. I put the oem air intake tube back on. And boy could I tell it with intake air temps never getting above 67F this morning. Was a struggle to keep 45 mpg. With temps this afternoon in the lower 70's I will remove the tube when I get home this evening and try to salvage this tank.

    I would like to encourage our memebers to keep there heads up thru the coming fall and winter. I have a fealing we are going to have a hard winter this year. We have had mild winters here for 5 years or so lately. We are due.

    Would somebody please go recurite a R-18 Civic owner, or go buy one so Im not alone in this journey. >>> Wanyne? :)

    psy
     
  5. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Banned

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!


    Nah!
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi Rich:

    ___It is about time, geeessshhhh ;) I will update the list later tonight.

    ___Proco, you are doing great. You can place the FCD data in your notes on each tank entry as well.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi All:

    ___After our last update, we had another input his tanks into the DBase. Let me congratulate Pravus Prime for making the grade in his 2006 AWD FEH named Pravus Prime’s Vehicle. From his tank data, he is driving a very consistent 10% above the EPA in almost any weather condition. Nice job indeed and knowing Rich personally, I do not see him letting go of that anytime soon!

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    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  8. HyChi

    HyChi Well-Known Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    It's been challenging and alot of fun getting the most out of my HCH2. Lately it's been difficult keeping the mpg up. I had to reinflate the tires after my oil change, but even so I've been struggling to keep the tank mpg over 51. I'll keep on pushing it, though, through the cold weather and winter blend gasoline. Thanks to you all for the encouragement and for passing along such great information. It's made all the difference!
     
  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi All:

    ___About time for another update :D

    ___Let me congratulate Jason “Citrus Insighter” for making the hypermiler list this update. That being his 2000 Honda Insight named Drive’s Great Less Fillin. It is amazing to me that he can hold onto the mark with his traffic strewn 8-mile commute back and forth to school and in the Milwaukee area’s somewhat cold winter temps. I do not have any more to offer him other then what his father often say’s, “keep workin it”. Being a co-driver at the Insight Marathon, I was more then happy to add him to the list.

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    ___The next addition is another friend of mine, Carl Hurschik in his 2005 Prius II named Precious Prius. I recommend that all look over his recent summer tanks because nobody was pushing a Prius II like that over the period other then our friends in Japan. Keep up the great work Carl and I know a 90 mpg tank is in your future when it warms up again next summer!

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    ___Our next addition is a respected newcomer to CleanMPG named Rhwinger in his 2006 HCH-II named Bond Mobile. With the string of 56 - 63 mpg tanks, I have no doubt he will hold onto Hypermiler status through the colder winter months. Keep up the great work Bob!

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    ___And an addition I am really proud to announce. Please congratulate Marie in her 2004 Prius II named Mom’s Prius. I remember when she first started driving the Prius II and her idea of hypermiling was push the Start button, then the accelerator and the brake when she arrived at her destination. She has since graduated from those humble beginnings to conduct P&G clinics helping others increase their own FE wherever and whenever possible. Usually at the Milwaukee Hybrid Group Meets where you will find her actively keeping the minutes as we are all discussing whatever the topic of the minute is. Congratulations Marie and I am extremely proud to be the one to post your accomplishment!

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    ___Please also congratulate a relative newcomer to CleanMPG named Bear15 and his 2006 HCH-II named OPEC Nightmare. He and his son have learned how to hold onto 55 mpg tanks as the temps have fallen drastically. I cannot wait to see what he does next summer in warmer temps and with a few more miles under his belt. Given his penchant for FE discussions, keep an eye for this guy as I expect big things from him in the future!

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    ___Our final addition of the day is non-other then Chucko and his 2006 Toyota Highlander named The Duck. With colder temps beginning to affect his 4WD HiHy’s FE, let us all wish him luck holding onto his recently achieved Hypermiler status.

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    ___B-Man, could you re-post your tank’s? You have achieved what is needed to be recognized but I do not see any tank’s? I will speak to Tom about your situation this evening to see if we can remedy the problem post haste.

    ___Good Luck to you all and thank you for continuing to punch out those huge tanks!

    ___Wayne
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi All:

    ___It has been awhile since the last update and there was a shocker added since that time …

    ___Out first hypermiler came out of nowhere and appears to have been shot from a cannon! Please welcome and congratulate Bigmass and his HCH-I named Bigmass’s Vehicle. Very few and I mean very few in the world have > 80 mpg tanks in one and this individual has 4 to his credit! I still have to work out what exact vehicle he is driving or if he is using UK gallons possibly given his manually entered EPA estimates do not match anything we know of :( I will add him to the Elite ranks in short order once the details are sorted out given that is where an HCH-I w/ an lmpg of 74.7 belongs!

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    ___Our next hypermiler goes by the name Dogarm driving his 2006 HCH-II named Rhino. Not much to say other then a very steady 50 - 55 mpg tanks all the way across the board! Let us all hope he can maintain his HCH-II’s lmpg through the winter months.

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    ___A non-hybrid Civic has entered the fray. Please congratulate B-Man and his 2006 Civic EX named The Silver Suppository. Since he only edits a single tank, we do not have much details but holding above the EPA combined is all that is needed.

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    ___The next hypermiler is driving an interesting vehicle. Please congratulate Ma and Pa driving their 4WD 2006 Honda CRV named Ma and Pa’s vehicle. It looks like winter is starting to take its toll but with the good start, I don’t see them being knocked off the list anytime soon.

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    ___Yet another Honda … Please welcome and congratulate Bad Driver and his V6 Accord named Bad Drivers Vehicle. Anyone pulling the EPA combined out of this powerful a vehicle has my respect.

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    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  11. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    To do that with a Civic is impressive indeed!!!!
     
  12. Proco

    Proco Well-Known Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Where's the wall of shame for those of us who have slipped from the lofty heights of hypermiler-dom? [​IMG]
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi Proco:

    ___You are so very very close too :(

    ___I silently pull those that fall off the list and I have already added, removed and added again 2 drivers in the recent past. I do not announce the deletions and re-additions but they know who they are and with a little luck, they will again be shown. At this time of year, it is expected to see some of the guys and gals right on the edge removed but with warmer spring temps in a few months, they may still make it back. At least that is my wish anyway.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  14. antrey

    antrey Well-Known Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    It's been a while since an update, no?;)
     
  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi Antrey:

    ___Give me a day or two ;)

    ___I have to be at the Auto Show again this morning and see Rich back off to Michigan early Friday AM. After that, I can spend some time here to update again …

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi All:

    ___It is about time I update the list and thanks for reminding me Antrey! WOW is there a huge amount of drivers to add so let us get started …

    ___Please welcome and congratulate Lightfoot and his 2006 Honda Insight named Little Beast. Although colder temps are hurting him as much as us, he is holding a solid 10% above EPA combined overall. Way to go Lightfoot!

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    ___Next we have an old friend of CleanMPG known to us all as Ericbecky driving his 2000 Honda Insight named Red. I have read in the weekly daily grind thread(s) of some incredible 90 + mpg segments in under 40 degree Temps which means he is really pushing. Nice Job Eric!

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    ___Please congratulate VaBeachPrius driving his 2006 Prius II named Red Rocket. Watch out for this guy as I have the feeling there may be a 90 + mpg tank come mid-summer!

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    ___Then we have TheForce driving his 2006 Prius II named InfraRed. Given his last EPA busting tank in the coldest temps he has ever experienced, I would say he now knows his Prius II’s capabilities :) Nice Job The Force!

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    ___Next is a member who came in way under the radar screen. Please welcome and congratulate Cuchulain driving his 1999 Prius I named fuji-99NHW10. I believe he is from Japan given a note in an early tank about a Typhoon. Look at his range and steady 55 mpg + tanks. Nice job Cuchulain and I cannot wait to hear more from you!

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    ___Next we have an Elite hypermiler in a non-hybrid way up the list. Please congratulate DiamondLarry driving his 1999 Saturn SL2 named DOHCtor for Green MPG. Not only is he punching out great segments as can be seen in his additions to the Daily Grind forum, he is also considering a hybrid to really pump up the FE expectations with his next ride. Larry, keep up those white hot tanks!!!

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    ___Please welcome and congratulate Armavir driving his 2006 Honda Civic named The Civic. Starting out around EPA highway, his last two tanks in ever decreasing temps have shown he has found what we are all striving for and I cannot wait to see what he does this spring and summer. Keep pushing Armavir as we are all behind you.

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    ___A Honda Fit joins the ranks! Please welcome and congratulate Jimbo7 and his 2007 Honda Fit named Jimbo7’s Vehicle. I hope he will split out future tanks so we can see any improvements over time but just making the list is a pretty nice way to start.

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    ___A Scion XB? I wasn’t expecting this one but let us all welcome and congratulate N1JI’s driving his 2004 Toyota Scion XB named N1JI’s Vehicle. One of his tank entries reads as follows:
    I think most of us know what happens when our spouses drive our vehicles and it is nice to see an addition like this in the tank notes. It placed a smile on my face anyway :)

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    ___Then we have an FEH. Please congratulate WBruff driving his 2005 FWD FEH named WBruff’s Vehicle. Although the winter temps are hurting his tanks, hopefully he can hold on until the summer month massive increases. He knows what is possible when looking at the 38 and 39 mpg tanks last summer!

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    ___And one of my favorites. Although this is Psyshack’s 2005 Honda Accord named Nana’s Ruby, it is his wife that does most of the driving in it. I think she could teach him a thing or two about patience given she drives into the heart of Tulsa and back daily and still holds onto a very respectable lmpg that anyone could appreciate ;)

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    ___Next we have a new member to congratulate named Bruce driving a 1999 Chevrolet Prizm named Prizmatic. Take a look at his first tanks vs. the many just recently posted. This is an excellent increase as time moves forward and I cannot wait to see what his Prizm is worth this coming summer! Nice job Bruce!

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    ___Antrey, sorry for not updating sooner :( Please congratulate Antrey driving his 2005 SAAB 9-2X Aero named Antrey’s 285Hp Saab 9-2X. Not only is he holding an expert rated lmpg, he has a shot at Elite status this summer as temps warm and his techniques improve. His previous 37 mpg tanks give me hope anyway!

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    ___Then we have Antidarkness driving his 1990 Toyota Celica named Antidarkness’ Vehicle. A very steady posting of 30 - 32 mpg tanks for months and then all of a sudden he punches out a 39. Congratulations and I wonder what you were doing differently that last tank ;)

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    ___Our last addition comes by the way of RH77 driving his 2006 Acura TSX named Tessie. Another respected member here at CleanMPG and doing what he always does as steady as can be. Keep up those steady tanks RH77!

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    ___That was a long list. I did not expect to add so many hypermilers through the very worst temps of the winter season but was glad to see many new members (as well as old) break through the mire of winter and achieve hypermile recognition so well deserved. With that, I want to personally congratulate each and every one of you for pushing each and every segment to bring about an outcome we are all looking for whether that is in terms of personal savings, reduction in our personal global footprint, or reducing our oil dependence. You all deserve a round of applause and I hope you inspire others to do the same …

    ___Thanks to you all and Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  17. antrey

    antrey Well-Known Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    I just realized I have the unique distinction of being the expert hypermiler with the worst FE! :eek:
     
  18. cuchulain

    cuchulain He who posts articles

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hello from Cuchulain in Japan

    Thanks for the mention and sorry for slipping under your radar by arriving in stealth mode.

    Its not easy being green but it helps if you are already Irish.:D

    Temperatures in Japan, near Mt. Fuji anyway have been fairly mild with very little snow.
    Last year Lake Yamanaka froze over for the first time in 20years, and there was still snow in April. I am looking forward to changing my snow tires soon so I may finally break out of my depressingly steady mpg(Also use second car at weekends..) . But the change in elevation 3000ft on my commute and 9% climbs are where I use most of my fuel. Cherry blossoms are expected in Tokyo by next week, so Spring is already on the way.

    Happy St. Patricks Day:)

    Andrew
     
  19. dcoyne78

    dcoyne78 Well-Known Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    I was looking through the database and noticing that some people seem to have a "winter gap". I am not sure if some people put their high mpg cars away for the winter or they just don't want to show us their great winter fe. It is tough to keep up with those from the south in winter, although in spring through fall, northerners don't have the extreme heat to deal with so I guess it all works out. My winter FE is pretty bad, but at least I get to ski most weekends so I can't complain.

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  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermiler’s!

    Hi Dennis:

    ___With the PM’s I sent out last week, hopefully more will update tanks and catch up as I would like to update this thread later this week. Once I hear back from those that received the PM’s I sent, another long overdue update will be heading our way :)

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     

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