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Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Hypermilers/Ecodrivers, 1-Million-Mile Driver, & More (VIDEOS)

August 3rd, 2012 by  

One of our readers was recently featured in a series of videos on “hypermilers” — folks who take energy-efficient driving to a level most of us never dreamed of.

Our reader, Neil Blanchard, is featured in this first video. His vehicle is decked out with all sorts of improvements to increase its mileage per gallon. In total, he gets about 50 mpg, 20 more than his vehicle’s EPA rating of 30 mpg. The video also features a man who has driven his car for over 1,000,000 miles.

This next video features a guy who runs his BMW on propane, a Nissan Leaf driver (Neil’s sister), an efficient EV Neil is working on, and the Fisker Karma:

In this one, Hobbit, Neil, and Chang show us more hypermiling:

And in this last video, solar-powered cars get their time in the sun:

Interesting videos. What do you think?

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Zach is tryin’ to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he’s also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada.

Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don’t jump to conclusions.

  • Anne


    Could you ask your web designers to tweak the CSS so video’s are shown completely? In my browser (FF on Ubuntu) they are cut off on the right side. Thanks.

    • odd, thought i fixed that issue. let me know if it persists in new pieces.

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  • Zachary, it is my sister-in-law who drives the Leaf.  😉  And my brother (her husband) now drives a Mitsubishi i MiEV — so they are a dual EV family, which is really cool!

    I’ll be happy to discuss any and all parts of ecodriving.


    • that is totally awesome! would love to sit down & chat with you all. 😀 if you ever have post ideas (from yourself or one of us), please let me know!

  • Run your car on propane have a good engine. Valve seat recession is a common problem.

    That said I have on C-Class that has done 150k miles on gas.

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