A while ago we talked about a Prius hack that can yeild mileage performance up to 180mpg, while voiding your warranty. Well, it turns out a regular factory model Prius can break the 100mpg barrier if driven in an extremely obsessive manner. A group of engineers in Pittsburgh did just that recently by using a technique called “Pulse and Glide” which essentially consists of coasting most of the time. Not exactly practical, but it’s amazing to see what’s possible out there! (via Grist)
Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com
TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.
Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.
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