Seen in D.C. this morning

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by mercat68, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. mercat68

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    A cabbie driving a Prime. It's the first fleet Prime I've seen. And, in a weird coincidence, about a minute later, I saw a Leaf taxi.
     
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    Primes dont make good taxis. Lack of back middle seat/trunk space. Seems like a poor choice of cars for that
     
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    Yeah, that was my thought. And that the limited EV range isn't worth the extra cost over a standard Prius.
     
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    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    But in real life, the Prime appears to be more efficient than the Gen-4 Prius.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    This is what happens when Toyota drops the real taxi hybrid: Prius v
     
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    Baloney. Most taxis are occupied by one person, and I've repeatedly had four people plus luggage for all four for more than a week in my Prime. 90% of the time I take a taxi there's not more than two passengers. When I've needed a vehicle larger than a Prime for a taxi, I've generally taken a full-sized van with 6-10 people.
     
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    Maybe true from your experience, but not sure you can generalize. There's a reason Uber requires its drivers to own at least a five-seater.
     
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    Stupidity comes to mind.

    There are different sized cabs for different sized loads. I've taken everything from a 4 seater to a 15 seater.
     
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