October 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 62,733
2 Florida 12,736
3 New York 12,137
4 Texas 11,971
5 Washington 9,107
6 Illinois 8,970
7 Virginia 8,453
8 Pennsylvania 7,720
9 Massachusetts 6,961
10 Arizona 6,516
11 New Jersey 6,459
12 Maryland 6,172
13 Oregon 6,050
14 North Carolina 5,805
15 Colorado 5,537

*Registrations CYTD August 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 California 1.736
2 Oregon 1.662
3 Washington 1.448
4 Vermont 1.425
5 District of Columbia 1.330
6 Colorado 1.187
7 Connecticut 1.144
8 New Hampshire 1.137
9 Virginia 1.117
10 Maryland 1.102
11 Arizona 1.097
12 Massachusetts 1.088
13 New Mexico 0.906
14 Nevada 0.897
15 Rhode Island 0.891
  US State Average 0.746

*Registrations CYTD August 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 28,153
2 San Francisco 18,316
3 New York 14,110
4 Washington, DC 9,028
5 Seattle 7,685
6 Boston 7,234
7 Chicago 7,208
8 Philadelphia 6,060
9 Sacramento 5,462
10 Phoenix 5,405
11 Portland, OR 5,025
12 San Diego 5,020
13 Denver 4,859
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 3,839
15 Dallas-Ft. Worth 3,667

*Registrations CYTD August 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 12.345
2 San Francisco, CA 7.775
3 Monterey, CA 6.351
4 Santa Barbara, CA 5.323
5 Los Angeles 5.085
6 San Diego 4.892
7 Bend, OR 4.793
8 Charlottesville, VA 4.645
9 Seattle 4.515
10 Sacramento 4.058
11 Washington, DC 4.008
12 Eugene, OR 3.733
13 Palm Springs, CA 3.517
14 Denver 3.433
15 Eureka, CA 3.394
  US Metro Area Average 1.639

*Registrations CYTD August 2007