November 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 have put over 8,000 new hybrids on the road in 2007. 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 68,887
2 Florida 13,857
3 New York 13,119
4 Texas 12,981
5 Washington 9,967
6 Illinois 9,959
7 Virginia 9,177
8 Pennsylvania 8,438
9 Massachusetts 7,606
10 Arizona 7,148
11 New Jersey 6,977
12 Maryland 6,730
13 Oregon 6,595
14 North Carolina 6,388
15 Colorado 6,044

*Registrations CYTD September 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 California 1.907
2 Oregon 1.811
3 Washington 1.585
4 Vermont 1.560
5 District of Columbia 1.504
6 Colorado 1.296
7 Connecticut 1.262
8 New Hampshire 1.299
9 Virginia 1.213
10 Arizona 1.204
11 Maryland 1.202
12 Massachusetts 1.189
13 Nevada 0.992
14 New Mexico 0.979
15 Rhode Island 0.968
  US State Average 0.818

*Registrations CYTD September 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 30,752
2 San Francisco 20,268
3 New York 15,256
4 Washington, DC 9,853
5 Seattle 8,423
6 Chicago 8,018
7 Boston 7,954
8 Philadelphia 6,642
9 Sacramento 6,015
10 Phoenix 5,902
11 San Diego 5,489
12 Portland, OR 5,440
13 Denver 5,327
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 4,213
15 Dallas-Ft. Worth 3,977

*Registrations CYTD September 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 13.364
2 San Francisco, CA 8.604
3 Monterey, CA 7.085
4 Santa Barbara, CA 5.939
5 Los Angeles 5.554
6 San Diego 5.349
7 Bend, OR 5.161
8 Charlottesville, VA 5.118
9 Seattle 4.949
10 Sacramento 4.469
11 Washington, DC 4.374
12 Eugene, OR 4.231
13 Palm Springs, CA 3.853
14 Denver 3.764
15 Burlington, VT 3.752
  US Metro Area Average 1.793

*Registrations CYTD September 2007