Tuesday, March 31, 2009

9 Reasons Why Your Mileage is Worse in Cold Weather

I’ve noticed that I get about 20-25% less average fuel efficiency in cold weather in my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid, and not being an “engine guy”, I really never understood why.  My cold weather average is between 43-46mpg, and in warmer weather I average around 54-56mpg. 

I was shown this article today that offers 9 reasons for why this is true.  Several of the points have source links helping validate the claims.  I’ll definitely have to do some more research, but I wanted to pass it along in case you’re wondering the same thing.

Happy hypermiling!

Read:  9 reasons why your winter fuel economy bites (metrompg.com)