HYPERMILING: A “Community” Is There To Help

“Community” means something far different today than it did 15 years ago.

If it weren’t for the Internet, and the ease of finding new information, I probably wouldn’t have a clue what hypermiling is. Really, the term “hypermiling” probably wouldn’t have been invented.

But today, whether you’re trying to learn how to squeeze out the most MPGs or kite aerial photography, there’s a community – and more collective knowledge at the click of a mouse – than we ever could have imagined decades ago.

To start my journey, I went to cleanmpg.com and posted a message about my project.

So far, I’ve gotten a good bit of advice.

Not to leave out the other outlets, there’s ecomodder.com, and hypermilingforum.com. If I’ve missed any, post a link in a comment. Marketers looking for a free ad for your Wonder Gas Saver 3000!!! (Exclamation points always=great products!!!!), save yourself the trouble. Please.

Don’t forget about communities for you car, too. Each vehicle has it’s own quirks and idiosyncrasies, so you can seek out communities dedicated to your ride.

In my case it’s genvibe.com and matrixowners.com. (The Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix share nearly everything but the body panels.)

So if you’re cruising in your Ford Focus, swanky new BMW M Coupe or even your economical Kia Rio, “your people” are out there to answer questions about your ride.

Just pick a search engine and enter your car make and model, and “forum.”

Ex: “Ford Focus forum”.