I counted 23 hybrid and/or plug-in electric cars on the trip between Lansing and Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon – 17 eastbound and six westbound, while a total of 26 were counted on Friday evening along the same route – 21 eastbound and 5 westbound. Two Smart cars were also observed headed westbound Friday evening.
I am certain there were more, but those that do not have a unique body styling are impossible to observe when going in the opposite direction. Models such as Toyota Prius, Ford C-Max, Chevy Volt, and Honda Insight are easily distinguishable, but hybrid versions of Camry, Fusion, Sonata, Highlander, etc. are impossible to distinguish from their standard version.
Just a little unscientific count, but hoping the numbers will increase over time to the point where Michigan is competing with states along the Pacific Coast for most hybrid/plug-in/EV cars on the highways and byways.