February 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: The final 2006 data is in. 254,545 new hybrids were put on the road in the United States last year. Among states, California finished first in 2006 with the most new hybrid registrations as well as the highest number of new hybrids registered per capita. Among metropolitan areas, Los Angeles boasted the highest number of new hybrids on the road, while Portland, Oregon had the most new hybrids registered per household.

States with the Highest Hybrid Sales

Rank State Registered Hybrids*
1 California 67,533
2 Florida 12,900
3 Texas 12,550
4 New York 11,634
5 Virginia 10,424
6 Illinois 9,495
7 Washington 8,650
8 Pennsylvania 8,407
9 Massachusetts 7,365
10 New Jersey 7,021
11 Maryland 6,885
12 North Carolina 6,649
13 Oregon 5,998
14 Ohio 5,961
15 Colorado 5,667

*2006 Registrations (December 2006 YTD)

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State Hybrids per 1000 residents*
1 California 1.87
2 Oregon 1.65
3 District of Columbia 1.61
4 Vermont 1.45
5 Virginia 1.38
6 Washington 1.38
7 Hawaii 1.26
8 New Hampshire 1.30
9 Maryland 1.23
10 Colorado 1.21
11 Massachusetts 1.15
12 Connecticut 1.03
13 Delaware 0.96
14 New Mexico 0.94
15 Arizona 0.93

*2006 Registrations (December 2006 YTD)

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 30,989
2 San Francisco 20,625
3 New York 14,200
4 Washington, DC 11,405
5 Boston 7,795
6 Chicago 7,622
7 Seattle 7,244
8 Philadelphia 6,848
9 San Diego 5,131
10 Denver 4,954
11 Sacramento 4,923
12 Portland, OR 4,555
13 Phoenix 4,223
14 Dallas/Ft. Worth 3,652
15 Atlanta 3,559

*2006 Registrations (December 2006 YTD)

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 11.19
2 San Francisco, CA 8.76
3 Monterey, CA 6.83
4 Santa Barbara, CA 6.08
5 Los Angeles 5.60
6 Bend, OR 5.35
7 Washington, DC 5.06
8 San Diego 5.00
9 Charlottesville, VA 4.87
10 Eugene 4.64
11 Seattle 4.26
12 Honolulu 3.86
13 Eureka 3.67
14 Sacramento 3.66
15 Denver 3.50

*2006 Registrations (December 2006 YTD)


  • Aaron Colautti

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