So my testing is basically complete.
I still have a few things I want to try, but generally I'm satisfied with the learnings so far.
Long story short, driving like I stole it is not great for gas mileage, but not nearly as bad as you'd think. I was quite surprised.
To clarify, I spent the past tank basically just pedal to the metal constantly. Harsh accelerations and lots of speed on the highway bits. I drove the same exact same roads I did for the hypermiling test and at the same times of day. It's as scientific as I could make it for the real world.
Without further ado, my results:
As you can see, I got basically 100kms less than when I was hypermiling. Pretty cut and dry.
What IS interesting to me though, is that if you look at some of the past logs, you'll see that I actually got better mileage this go around then I did those times. It seems to me that if you accelerate abruptly rather than medium paced, mileage is better. I wasn't expecting that. She apparently prefers to not be babied.
To be sure, on my current take of gas I'm driving as I normally would, but accelerating to my required speed faster than I normally would. I'm curious how this pans out. I'm expecting good number based on these results.
As a disclaimer once again, I have a diesel and these results may not pertain to you. But I would say give it a go to be a little more aggressive with the right pedal for one tank of gas and see how it goes.
I will post one more log in here after this final 'test' tank and that'll be it.
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