May 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 19,879
2 Florida 3,872
3 Texas 3,660
4 New York 3,657
5 Washington 3,104
6 Virginia 2,670
7 Illinois 2,592
8 Pennsylvania 2,367
9 Massachusetts 2,238
10 Oregon 2,033
11 New Jersey 2,023
12 Maryland 1,966
13 Colorado 1,912
14 North Carolina 1,806
15 Arizona 1,707

*Registrations CYTD March 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 Oregon 0.5584
2 California 0.5502
3 Washington 0.4937
4 Vermont 0.4911
5 District of Columbia 0.4450
6 Colorado 0.4098
7 Connecticut 0.3587
8 Virginia 0.3528
9 Maryland 0.3510
10 Massachusetts 0.3498
11 Arizona 0.2874
12 New Mexico 0.2821
13 Maine 0.2777
14 Rhode Island 0.2750
15 New Hampshire 0.2710
  US State Average 0.2257

*Registrations CYTD March 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 8,580
2 San Francisco 6,058
3 New York 4,342
4 Washington, DC 2,878
5 Seattle 2,698
6 Boston 2,229
7 Chicago 2,118
8 Philadelphia 1,960
9 Sacramento 1,801
10 Denver 1,704
11 Portland, OR 1,693
12 San Diego 1,603
13 Phoenix 1,418
14 Dallas-Ft. Worth 1,122
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul 1,107

*Registrations CYTD March 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 4.16
2 San Francisco, CA 2.57
3 Monterey, CA 2.29
4 Santa Barbara, CA 1.67
5 Seattle 1.59
6 San Diego 1.56
7 Los Angeles 1.55
8 Bend, OR 1.53
9 Charlottesville, VA 1.46
10 Sacramento, CA 1.34
11 Eugene, OR 1.30
12 Washington, DC 1.28
13 Denver 1.20
14 Eureka, CA 1.20
15 Burlington, VT 1.05
  US Metro Area Average 0.49

*Registrations CYTD March 2007