hy·​per·​mil·​ing ˈhī-pər-ˌmī-liŋ How to pronounce hypermiling (audio)
: the use of fuel-saving techniques (such as lower speeds and frequent coasting) to maximize a vehicle's fuel mileage
hypermiler noun

Examples of hypermiling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Smart Fortwo always struggled in the U.S., its demographic mostly the small overlap between hypermiling misers and circus clowns. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 6 Oct. 2022 The hypermiling driving behaviors are as alluded to earlier. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Placing it in Eco mode and practicing hypermiling saw the Maverick return a stunning 51 mpg. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Oct. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'hypermiling.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

2006, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypermiling was in 2006

Dictionary Entries Near hypermiling

Cite this Entry

“Hypermiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermiling. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!