Tips for a non-hybrid, auto-trans vehicle?

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy' started by Appletank, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    In my experience, you want to accelerate a little harder in an automatic step transmission(never had a CVT or DCT). Most of the tranny's inefficiency is when power is transferred through the torque converter. That is happening during acceleration and shifting. Once at a steady speed, the transmission will engage a direct connection with the engine to improve efficiency. So taking less time to reach your target speed might yield better overall fuel economy.
     

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