How to make a car more fuel efficient?

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  1. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    Using the highest quality energy to produce with no gain the lowest quality energy for a heat engine is about as dumb an idea as it gets, but welcome to Sciforums.
     
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  3. steampunk Registered Senior Member

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    Remove windshield, steering-wheel, seats, tires, chassis, everything.

    Walk.

    We don't need cars. We need to move close to work.
     
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  5. Epictetus here & now Registered Senior Member

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    Excellent! Or we could cyber-commute. Phone it in!
     
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  9. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    I will give my own summary of how to best improve mpg in a car.

    1. Behavioral (70%)
    2. Technological (30%)

    Behavioral:

    See this massive list of what you can do:
    http://ecomodder.com/forum/EM-hypermiling-driving-tips-ecodriving.php

    Technological (in order of importance)

    1. Electric mods
    2. Spark plug timing, engine modding
    3. Engine air filter
    5. Tire air pressure
    6. Spark plugs, oil, XYZ fluids, etc.
    ...
    4,088. Alternative fuels
    ...
    52,498. Fuel additives
     

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