August 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.

States with the Highest Hybrid Sales

Rank State New Hybrids*
1 California 48,085
2 Florida 10,077
3 Texas 9,496
4 New York 9,125
5 Washington 7,289
6 Virginia 6,497
7 Illinois 6,474
8 Pennsylvania 5,895
9 Massachusetts 5,316
10 New Jersey 4,876
11 Arizona 4,873
12 Oregon 4,761
13 Maryland 4,678
14 Ohio 4,284
15 Colorado 4,278

*Registrations CYTD June 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 California 1.331
2 Oregon 1.308
3 Washington 1.159
4 Vermont 1.082
5 District of Columbia 0.986
6 Colorado 0.917
7 Virginia 0.859
8 Connecticut 0.850
9 Maryland 0.835
10 New Hampshire 0.834
11 Massachusetts 0.831
12 Arizona 0.820
13 New Mexico 0.694
14 Nevada 0.691
15 Rhode Island 0.676
  US State Average 0.569

*Registrations CYTD June 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 21,503
2 San Francisco 14,015
3 New York 10,586
4 Washington, DC 6,838
5 Seattle 6,169
6 Boston 5,502
7 Chicago 5,257
8 Philadelphia 4,617
9 Sacramento 4,295
10 Phoenix 4,073
11 Portland, OR 3,987
12 San Diego 3,801
13 Denver 3,776
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 2,843
15 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2,837

*Registrations CYTD June 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 9.795
2 San Francisco, CA 5.949
3 Monterey, CA 5.003
4 Santa Barbara, CA 4.008
5 Los Angeles 3.884
6 Bend, OR 3.760
7 San Diego 3.704
8 Seattle 3.625
9 Charlottesville, CA 3.556
10 Sacramento 3.191
11 Washington, DC 3.036
12 Eugene, OR 2.961
13 Palm Springs, CA 2.760
14 Denver 2.668
15 Austin 2.599
  US Metro Area Average 1.254

*Registrations CYTD June 2007