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SENIOR DRIVING EXPERIENCES

Feb 18th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We’ve been evaluating some experiences lately driving our Prius V (Toyota). It’s a snazzy red and we really like the car. But more important, we’re getting better gas mileage than the rating on the auto suggests. It is rated for 42 average; our average miles per gallon is 46, and growing. The reason is we changed our driving habits several years ago, when we got our first hybrid.

What changed? We accelerate slowly from a dead stop. We coast to a stop when approaching a red light. We drive between 55 and 60 mph on interstates. We coast whenever possible; the ‘EV’ light comes on to let us know when electric power comes on and the gasoline engine shuts off, so we know when we’re coasting. We like the challenge of having the EV light on as much as possible while driving in town.