Interesting Word # 88 - Hypermiling

Oxford University Press made hypermiling the word of the year for 2008.

(Hypermiling(aka EcoDriving) was used for the first time in 2004 by Wayne Gerdes. It means to attempt to maximize gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to a car and your driving techniques. Rather than aiming for good mileage or even great mileage, hypermilers seek to push their gas tanks to the limit and achieve hypermileage. I guess it must be a regular verb: hypermile, hypermiled, hypermiling. )

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