Published DateWOLFEBORO — On June 11, at 7 p.m. GALA ( Global Awareness, Local Action) will sponsor a presentation, Hybrid Cars and Hypermileage, at the Wolfeboro Public Library. The library is located at 259 South Main Street in Wolfeboro.
The presenter, Dick Byrd, will offer a video presentation and lead a discussion of hybrid cars with special emphasis on the Toyota Prius and how they are able to achieve their great fuel economy. Included in the discussion will be how hybrids actually work and driving techniquesto obtain the best fuel mileage possible.
Techniques include how/whether to use cruise control, managing the gas pedal, reading the display screen and other factors that affect mileage.
Byrd has competed in Hypermiling Rallies, and in an event in Acton, Mass., he drove his 2006 Prius for over 25 miles of ordinary city and suburban roads at an average fuel mileage of 76.8 mpg. Byrd will demonstrate some of the techniques used to accomplish such high fuel economy.
The Wolfeboro Public Library hosts monthly presentations on a variety of topics. These events are free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For more information call 569-2428 during library hours: Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For listings of other programs and activities, visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org or the library's Facebook page.