November 2006 Regional Data

Source: R. L. Polk & Co.

Hybrids are finally catching on in the country’s heartland. There are more than 5,000 hybrids on the road in Chicago, and this month Madison, WI joins the list of cities where hybrids are most popular. Madison residents have bought almost 1000 hybrids in the past year. Despite their city’s snowy winters, buyers in Madison strongly prefer the Toyota Prius over hybrid SUVs.

States with the Highest Hybrid Sales

Rank State Registered Hybrids*
1 California 51,197
2 Texas 9,861
3 Florida 9,709
4 New York 9,033
5 Virginia 8,503
6 Illinois 7,023
7 Pennsylvania 6,496
8 Washington 6,381
9 Massachusetts 5,717
10 New Jersey 5,479
11 Maryland 5,268
12 North Carolina 5,225
13 Ohio 4,547
14 Oregon 4,399
15 Colorado 4,112

*2006 Registrations (September 2006 YTD)

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State Hybrids per 1000 residents*
1 California 1.42
2 Oregon 1.21
3 District of Columbia 1.19
4 Virginia 1.12
5 Vermont 1.12
6 Hawaii 1.02
7 Washington 1.01
8 New Hampshire 0.97
9 Maryland 0.94
10 Massachusetts 0.89
11 Colorado 0.88
12 Connecticut 0.75
13 Delaware 0.74
14 Arizona 0.69
15 New Mexico 0.68

*2006 Registrations (September 2006 YTD)

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 23,571
2 San Francisco 15,537
3 New York 10,885
4 Washington 9,090
5 Boston 5,998
6 Chicago 5,624
7 Seattle 5,310
8 Philadelphia 5,256
9 San Diego 3,876
10 Sacramento, CA 3,646
11 Denver 3,589
12 Portland, OR 3,335
13 Phoenix 3,106
14 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2,874
15 Houston 2,831

*2006 Registrations (September 2006 YTD)

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 8.19
2 San Francisco, CA 6.60
3 Monterey, CA 5.31
4 Santa Barbara, CA 4.62
5 Los Angeles 4.26
6 Washington, DC 4.04
7 Bend, OR 4.02
8 Charlottesville, VA 3.94
9 San Diego 3.78
10 Eugene 3.35
11 Honolulu 3.13
12 Seattle 3.12
13 Eureka 2.88
14 Sacramento, CA 2.71
15 Madison, WI 2.68

*2006 Registrations (September 2006 YTD)