Another thanks to Jeff for setting up this site.
As my sig shows, I am in Portland, OR. My Aqua was delivered Nov. 9, 2001, after a 5 1/2 month wait from original order. I didn't wait for the 2002's to become available, but swithed mine to a 2002 to get the SABs, DRLs, and most of the other new options (all except the 6CD and NAV).
It passed 2500 miles last week. I haven't compiled lifetime MPG, but this last tank, with just over 350 miles, is right at 40. This is better than the previous tanks. The improvement is partly due to warmer weather and partly due to a few slightly longer trips, IMHO. Probably some breakin effect, too.
My economy will be low due to my commute, which is only 3 miles each way. Two days a week, I add some miles in the evening to make it from the Tigard/Tualitin area into SE Portland to volunteer at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), which is where I first learned of the Prius.
Economy will improve dramatically, I expect, when the electric pickup gets into service. I'm still equalizing the batteries by slowly and gently charging each of the 30 Optimal Yellow Tops. I also purchased a PFC20 charger from Rich Rudman of Manzanita Micro in Kingston, WA (whom some of you are aware of). I'm almost done with the battery conditioning, and seem to have only one questiionable battery, and will soon get the pack back together and take care of a couple minor details on the truck, hopefully.
Once the electric Datsun is in service, it will be my main commuter. Hopefully, this will include the trips to OMSI, where I hope to be able to display it somewhat regularly and thereby hype both pure EVs and hybrids.
Sorry for the lengthy post and the slightly OT drift, but I hope you like hearing that some of us are getting into a more "green" mode. My intent is to do what little I can along these lines. Getting the Prius for longer journeys and without the delay and effort required by my relatively low-budget EV effort has helped my initial foray. Once the Datsun is in use, my wife Vera can use the Prius more and we should be even a yet greener family.
BTW, our local power company, Portland General Electric, is just now making more green power options available. Finally there are a couple that look good enough to consider. This is one area that I haven't gotten too far along on, but I will soon.
Thanks again, Jeff. And a big cheer of appreciation to all who have made the Prius lists useful, and to those on the EV list, some of whom are on both. Here's to a long, successful, green future!