Looks like I struck a nerve. They did it under a controlled setting. Its not the same as some loony with worn suspension parts, bad brakes, etc. I mean, do I really have to spell it out for you?? Dude, you are so far out to lunch. Grow up and go hug a tree, shine a flashlight at a solar panel or do whatever it is you do to get through the day.
If you care so much about pollution and the price of oil...go ride a bike to work and keep your computer off to save electricity.
It's clear you don't know what your talking about at all. Ford chose to contact one of the best hypermilers in the World to drive one of the best hybrid sedan with their engineers and their sponsored Race Car driver. The setting was regular streets in our Country to prove it's possible you and I could purchase a Ford hybrid and get better gas mileage than Toyota and Honda. Ford didn't control the setting because that would take putting the FFH on a race track with no stoplight or drivers like yourself. The Ford engineers were given a short lesson by Wayne Gerdes and then drove day and night till the tank was dry. If Ford had a controlled setting it would have been a wasted demonstration.
You don't have a clue about the condition of my car but you spread your slanderous filth about worn suspension and bad brakes. The fact is hypermilers generally maintain their vehicles in top condition to consistantly get top mileage. We use the best oil, change the stock filters, and prevent the standard repairs most drivers need when not taking care of their vehicle properly. I even replace the donut spare with a matching rim and tire in case I get a flat. With 15,000 miles on my '09 FEHL the new spare tire and rim I purchased has never been used because I've had no flat.
You assume way to much about me and my driving abilities and use safety as your excuse why I get great gas mileage. Why would you accuse me of something you don't have a clue about. Sounds like I struck a nerve with you because you associate hypermiling with slow drivers and may have a problem with road rage. Or could it be I'm getting more than 3 times the mileage as your gas Escape or Ford truck? You assume I'm only saving a few MPG when in fact I'm saving big bucks and can purchase new vehicles such as a loaded '09 FEHL and a new '10 FEHL. How can you assume I'm a tight-wad when I just have a hobby that's saving energy? The fact is you don't know what your talking about and just have issues with yourself I think. Do you have problems with sailboat owners also? They must be tight-wads also according to your thinking because they use wind instead of gas when they can.