Three out of my first four cars were all stick shifts, and so many of the skills I developed behind the wheel there to improve MPG are still relevant now that I'm driving a hybrid. People behind me frequently (appear to) complain at my slower starts and the way I will just lift and coast when coming up to lights/going up exit ramps to decelerate instead of waiting until I'm almost at the end and then stomping on the brake because they want to get/keep their car going the speed limit for as long as possible. I ignore them, though, because those people who have to blaze around me in order to screech to a halt at the upcoming stop light (for a net gain of one car length) are also the same people who will complain their EV doesn't get the advertised range, and also people who end up paying 25% more on car maintenance. Not me. I like to have more control over where my money goes.
tl:dr; Momentum is a sunk cost. The more of it you conserve, the less additional energy you will need to spend.
Hypermiling: what is it and how do you do it?
Hypermiling or eco-driving is the practice of driving a vehicle in the most fuel-efficient way possible. It can be done with any vehicle and is a great way to lower running costs without spending a penny on modifications.