Team achieves 110 mpg in Toyota Prius
If you thought fuel efficiency was cool, wait ’til you meet … Xtreme fuel efficiency! Rawk! Ahem. A team of five oddly obsessive middle-aged American men, seeking to break the unofficial mileage record set in Japan, recently drove a factory Toyota Prius 1,397 miles on one tank of gas, spending two days circling around one 15-mile stretch of highway near Pittsburgh, Penn. By the end they were tired and sweaty but exultant at achieving a mind-boggling 110 miles per gallon. The key was expert application of the “pulse and glide” hybrid-driving technique — “like playing a video game,” said Dave Bassage, the group’s avowed tree-hugger. Hey, it’s not the size of the car — it’s how far you can drive it.