July 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 38,143
2 Florida 8,294
3 Texas 7,718
4 New York 7,527
5 Washington 6,004
6 Illinois 5,311
7 Virginia 5,260
8 Pennsylvania 4,753
9 Massachusetts 4,363
10 New Jersey 3,958
11 Maryland 3,805
12 Arizona 3,704
13 Oregon 3,646
14 Ohio 3,567
15 Colorado 3,450

*Registrations CYTD May 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 California 1.056
2 Oregon 1.001
3 Washington 0.955
4 Vermont 0.933
5 District of Columbia 0.785
6 New Hampshire 0.744
7 Colorado 0.740
8 Connecticut 0.706
9 Virginia 0.695
10 Massachusetts 0.682
11 Maryland 0.679
12 Arizona 0.624
13 New Mexico 0.597
14 Rhode Island 0.564
15 Nevada 0.537
  US State Average 0.462

*Registrations CYTD May 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 16,742
2 San Francisco 11,310
3 New York 8,691
4 Washington, DC 5,571
5 Seattle 5,074
6 Boston 4,579
7 Chicago 4,364
8 Philadelphia 3,737
9 Sacramento 3,452
10 Phoenix 3,098
11 Portland, OR 3,083
12 Denver 3,049
13 San Diego 3,008
14 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2,330
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul 2,319

*Registrations CYTD May 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 7.574
2 San Francisco, CA 4.801
3 Monterey, CA 4.067
4 Santa Barbara, CA 3.179
5 Los Angeles 3.024
6 Seattle 2.981
7 Charlottesville, VA 2.968
8 San Diego 2.931
9 Bend, OR 2.894
10 Sacramento 2.565
11 Washington, DC 2.473
12 Eugene, OR 2.264
13 Burlington, VT 2.214
14 Palm Springs, CA 2.200
15 Denver 2.154
  US Metro Area Average 1.012

*Registrations CYTD May 2007