October 2006 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 hybrids on their roads. For example, residents in the New York City area put over 9,000 new hybrids on the road this year. 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 Registered Hybrids*
1 California 44,714
2 Florida 8,703
3 Texas 8,540
4 New York 8,060
5 Virginia 7,638
6 Illinois 6,098
7 Pennsylvania 5,739
8 Washington 5,336
9 Massachusetts 5,055
10 New Jersey 4,899
11 Maryland 4,632
12 North Carolina 4,555
13 Ohio 4,018
14 Oregon 3,819
15 Colorado 3,646

*2006 Registrations (August 2006 YTD)

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State Hybrids per 1000 residents*
1 California 1.24
2 Oregon 1.05
3 Virginia 1.01
4 District of Columbia 1.01
5 Vermont 0.96
6 New Hampshire 0.92
7 Hawaii 0.88
8 Washington 0.85
9 Maryland 0.83
10 Massachusetts 0.79
11 Colorado 0.78
12 Connecticut 0.67
13 Delaware 0.65
14 Arizona 0.61
15 New Mexico 0.60

*2006 Registrations (August 2006 YTD)

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 20,772
2 San Francisco 13,461
3 New York 9,744
4 Washington 8,092
5 Boston 5,345
6 Chicago 4,870
7 Philadelphia 4,640
8 Seattle 4,441
9 San Diego 3,391
10 Denver 3,168
11 Sacramento, CA 3,119
12 Portland, OR 2,885
13 Phoenix 2,754
14 Houston 2,496
15 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2,429

*2006 Registrations (August 2006 YTD)

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 7.09
2 San Francisco, CA 5.71
3 Monterey, CA 4.62
4 Santa Barbara, CA 3.98
5 Los Angeles 3.75
6 Bend, OR 3.61
7 Washington, DC 3.59
8 San Diego 3.30
9 Charlottesville, VA 3.30
10 Eugene 2.87
11 Honolulu 2.70
12 Seattle 2.61
13 Eureka 2.37
14 Bozeman, MT 2.36
15 Sacramento 2.32

*2006 Registrations (August 2006 YTD)