June 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 28,506
2 Florida 5,564
3 New York 5,311
4 Texas 5,151
5 Washington 4,228
6 Virginia 3,675
7 Illinois 3,670
8 Pennsylvania 3,301
9 Massachusetts 3,046
10 New Jersey 2,789
11 Oregon 2,752
12 Maryland 2,680
13 Arizona 2,672
14 North Carolina 2,543
15 Colorado 2,472

*Registrations CYTD April 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 California 0.789
2 Oregon 0.756
3 Washington 0.672
4 Vermont 0.669
5 District of Columbia 0.601
6 Colorado 0.530
7 Connecticut 0.516
8 New Hampshire 0.498
9 Virginia 0.486
10 Maryland 0.479
11 Massachusetts 0.476
12 Arizona 0.450
13 New Mexico 0.400
14 Rhode Island 0.389
15 Hawaii 0.373
  US State Average 0.321

*Registrations CYTD April 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 12,395
2 San Francisco 8,581
3 New York 6,179
4 Washington, DC 3,944
5 Seattle 3,600
6 Boston 3,176
7 Chicago 3,014
8 Philadelphia 2,683
9 Sacramento 2,593
10 Portland, OR 2,308
11 San Diego 2,273
12 Phoenix 2,243
13 Denver 2,193
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 1,613
15 Dallas-Ft. Worth 1,609

*Registrations CYTD April 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 5.670
2 San Francisco, CA 3.643
3 Monterey, CA 3.187
4 Santa Barbara, CA 2.439
5 Los Angeles 2.239
6 San Diego 2.215
7 Bend, OR 2.157
8 Seattle 2.115
9 Sacramento, CA 1.927
10 Charlottseville, VA 1.907
11 Washington, DC 1.751
12 Eureka, CA 1.714
13 Eugene, OR 1.692
14 Denver 1.550
15 Burlington, VT 1.541
  US Metro Area Average 0.696

*Registrations CYTD April 2007