Drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques such as smooth acceleration and coasting to red lights were able to get an extraordinary 2,326.6 km out of a single tank of gas during a recent fund-raising effort. They did it by averaging 131.5 km per gallon in an off-the-showroom floor, non-modified 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, one of the most fuel-efficient midsize car in North America — nearly doubling its U.S. certified mileage. A team of seven drivers prepared for the challenge by learning a few mileage-maximizing techniques, most of which can be used in any vehicle to improve fuel economy.
Frugal Fusion stretched to the max
Drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques such as smoothacceleration and coasting to red lights were able to get anextraordinary 2,326.6 km out of a single tank of gas during a recentfund-raising effort.