Driver A accelerates for 0.0625 miles then cruises for 1 mile. Driver B accelerates for 0.1875 miles then cruises for 0.875 miles. Driver B would see the worst gas mileage for after the test he would floor the gas pedal.Not to stir **** up.... but for science I took a drive yesterday on some levelish streets in my neighborhood.... in my crew cab short bed SV 4x4 with the 4.0V6 and the 5 speed auto trans. I found that I have to use absolutely no throttle at all to make the truck shift below 2000 rpms. What I would guess was 1/16th throttle had it shifting at 2000rpm and that was some painfully slow acceleration. I don’t know if that’s going to be good or bad for your fuel economy driving like that but seriously it was a chore...
Anyways, Im hoping someone here has a thought on the following because it’s kept me up all night.
Who uses less fuel? All things being equal like truck, altitude, humidity, temperature, baby mama drama, etc...
Driver A accelerates to 45 mph in 10 seconds than cruises at 45 mph for 1 mile before stopping at the next red light.
Driver B accelerates to 45mph in 30 seconds than cruises at 45 mph for about a quarter mile before stopping at the next red light.
pardon my cruising distances... I’m no mathlete and calculating distance traveled while accelerating is a bit past my pay grade. Let’s assume the total distance traveled by both drivers is the same. If anyone here can make the correction for distance traveled while accelerating that would be cool.