April 2007 Regional Data

Source: R. L. Polk & Co.

Curious where hybrid buyers live? We present the data in two ways. First, we list the 15 cities and states that boast the largest numbers of new hybrids on their roads within the past year. For example, residents in the New York City area put over 10,000 new hybrids on the road in 2006. Second, we adjust for population and look at hybrids per person (in states) or per household (in metro areas). This lets us include cities like Portland, OR: a city that has fewer overall vehicles (and thus fewer hybrids) but has more hybrids per capita than anywhere else.

Monthly Update: Does this month’s registration data look low? It’s because we’ve reset the data, and have started posting 2007 registration numbers. So far, we just have numbers for two months: January and February 2007. As more data comes in, these numbers will grow to reflect registrations during the 2007 calendar year.

States with the Highest Hybrid Sales

Rank State New Hybrids*
1 California 11,584
2 Florida 2,241
3 New York 2,047
4 Texas 2,044
5 Washington 1,736
6 Virginia 1,599
7 Illinois 1,508
8 Pennsylvania 1,365
9 Massachusetts 1,340
10 Oregon 1,160
11 New Jersey 1,145
12 Maryland 1,111
13 North Carolina 1,040
14 Colorado 1,038
15 Arizona 953

*Registrations CYTD February 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 California 0.3206
2 Oregon 0.3186
3 District of Columbia 0.2888
4 Vermont 0.2873
5 Washington 0.2761
6 Colorado 0.2225
7 Connecticut 0.2137
8 Virginia 0.2113
9 Massachusetts 0.2094
10 New Hampshire 0.2054
11 Maryland 0.1984
12 Nevada 0.1677
13 Hawaii 0.1639
14 Arizona 0.1605
15 New Mexico 0.1576
  US State Average 0.1436

*Registrations CYTD February 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 5,133
2 San Francisco 3,531
3 New York 2,515
4 Washington, DC 1,733
5 Seattle 1,531
6 Boston 1,390
7 Chicago 1,228
8 Philadelphia 1,140
9 Sacramento 1,024
10 Portland, OR 952
11 Denver 914
12 San Diego 891
13 Phoenix 769
14 Minneapolis/St. Paul 631
15 Dallas-Ft. Worth 616

*Registrations CYTD February 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 2.339
2 San Francisco, CA 1.499
3 Monterey, CA 1.302
4 Santa Barbara, CA 1.003
5 Los Angeles 0.927
6 Seattle 0.900
7 San Diego 0.868
8 Bend, OR 0.848
9 Washington, DC 0.769
10 Sacramento, CA 0.761
11 Eugene, OR 0.737
12 Charlottesville, VA 0.731
13 Denver 0.646
14 Burlington, VT 0.617
15 Eureka, CA 0.617
  US Metro Area Average 0.386

*Registrations CYTD February 2007