Hypermiling can be practiced in any vehicle regardless of fuel consumption. It gained popularity due to the rise in gasoline prices in the 2000s. Some hypermiling techniques are illegal in some countries because they are dangerous.
In 2008, the New Oxford American Dictionary voted Hypermiling the best new word of the year.
Safety and Awareness Program
Hypermiling has come under fire from several sides because some hypermilers show dangerous or illegal behaviour, such as tailgating larger vehicles on motorways to save fuel, cycling between accelerating and coasting in neutral, and even turning the engine off when its power is not needed. For this reason, the Hypermiling Safety Foundation was established in August 2008 to promote a safety and education program that promotes legal fuel-saving techniques.
Hypermiling with electric cars
The range of electric cars is limited. To get maximum out of the battery, drivers sometimes use hypermiling.  Some try to get a new record with one charging of battery. For example, a Tesla Model 3 ran more than 1000 km with one battery charge. The average speed was 38 km/h and the whole drive took around 30 hours. The tester used the autopilot of Tesla Model 3, running the car unmanned. The test car did not drive on a public road.
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- What's Electric Vehicle Hypermiling?
- Tesla Model 3 unmanned on Autopilot travels 1,000 km on a single charge in new hypermiling record
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