I wanted to know if HOV access was "driving" Prius sales in Northern Virginia (NoVA).
To find out, we recorded the following data for any Prius we saw in NoVA during the last two months: (a) first 3 digits of license plate, (b) Prius type 1,2,3,c,v, and (c) HOV access as regulated by Clean Fuels license plates - three versions, logo on the left, right , middle . We deleted duplicate entries, and ended up with 122 Prii on our data base.
122 Prii total
4 Gen1's and 100% with HOV access (all CF logo on left - best free HOV access)
61 Gen2's and 44% with HOV access (40% CF logo on left; 60% logo on right)
51 Gen3's and 21% with HOV acesss (~40% CF logo on left; 60% logo on right)
5 Prius v's and one with HOV
1 Prius c no HOV
0 We saw no Prii with newer Clean Fuels (logo in middle= lousy HOV access)
Bottom line is newer Prii are not getting good HOV access, but older Prii get great...
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