I recently read an article in the WIRED magazine which featured “Hypermilers“–people who milk their car’s fuel efficiency for everything it’s worth. Instead of purchasing a new green car, Hypermilers modify their driving habits and their existing vehicles to take advantage of fuel efficiency.
They employ radical ideas in order to achieve fuel efficiency. Things like:
- Properly inflating their tires
- Abiding by the speed limit
- Getting their car professionally tuned-up
- And a lot more…
Yeah, all of the things I’m supposed to do anyway.
I love to see people making their lives greener without buying loads of new “green” stuff. Don’t get me wrong, green products are good and I love the fact that they’re becoming mainstream now–but I think it’s always better to make something you own more efficient before consuming a new “green” product.
Now where’s my tire gauge?