March 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 a single month: January 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 Registered Hybrids*
1 California 5,202
2 Florida 1,020
3 New York 871
4 Virginia 723
5 Washington 720
6 Illinois 680
7 Pennsylvania 665
8 Texas 642
9 New Jersey 543
10 Maryland 532
11 Massachusetts 529
12 Oregon 487
13 Arizona 486
14 Colorado 458
15 North Carolina 438

*January 2007 Registrations

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State Hybrids per 1000 residents*
1 District of Columbia 0.153
2 California 0.144
3 Oregon 0.134
4 Vermont 0.124
5 Washington 0.115
6 Connecticut 0.110
7 Colorado 0.098
8 Virginia 0.096
9 Maryland 0.095
10 Hawaii 0.095
11 New Hampshire 0.083
12 Massachusetts 0.083
13 Arizona 0.082
14 New Mexico 0.078
15 Maine 0.076

*January 2007 Registrations

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 2,348
2 San Francisco 1,606
3 New York 1,181
4 Washington, DC 796
5 Seattle 625
6 Chicago 566
7 Boston 559
8 Philadelphia 529
9 Sacramento 451
10 Denver 404
11 Phoenix 402
12 Portland, OR 394
13 San Diego 382
14 Minneapolis/St. Paul 315
15 Baltimore 256

*January 2007 Registrations

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 0.968
2 San Francisco, CA 0.682
3 Monterey, CA 0.537
4 Los Angeles 0.424
5 Charlottesville, VA 0.416
6 Santa Barbara, CA 0.401
7 Eugene, OR 0.384
8 San Diego 0.372
9 Bend, OR 0.369
10 Seattle 0.367
11 Washington, DC 0.353
12 Sacramento 0.335
13 Palm Springs, CA 0.301
14 Honolulu 0.292
15 Denver 0.285

*January 2007 Registrations