September 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 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 55,878
2 Florida 11,535
3 Texas 10,928
4 New York 10,806
5 Washington 8,289
6 Illinois 7,995
7 Virginia 7,503
8 Pennsylvania 6,903
9 Massachusetts 6,224
10 New Jersey 5,771
11 Arizona 5,679
12 Maryland 5,528
13 Oregon 5,399
14 North Carolina 5,068
15 Colorado 4,980

*Registrations CYTD July 2007

States where hybrids are most popular

Rank State New Hybrids per 1000 Residents*
1 California 1.546
2 Oregon 1.483
3 Washington 1.318
4 Vermont 1.270
5 District of Columbia 1.177
6 New Hampshire 1.070
7 Colorado 1.067
8 Connecticut 1.013
9 Virginia 0.991
10 Maryland 0.987
11 Massachusetts 0.973
12 Arizona 0.956
13 Nevada 0.809
14 New Mexico 0.807
15 Rhode Island 0.798
  US State Average 0.666

*Registrations CYTD July 2007

Metropolitan areas with the highest hybrid sales

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids*
1 Los Angeles 25,206
2 San Francisco 16,217
3 New York 12,529
4 Washington, DC 8,023
5 Seattle 6,991
6 Boston 6,523
7 Chicago 6,435
8 Philadelphia 5,443
9 Sacramento 4,852
10 Phoenix 4,727
11 Portland, OR 4,509
12 San Diego 4,443
13 Denver 4,378
14 Dallas-Ft. Worth 3,321
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul 3,303

*Registrations CYTD July 2007

Metropolitan areas where hybrids are most popular

Rank Metropolitan Area New Hybrids per 1000 Households*
1 Portland, OR 11.077
2 San Francisco, CA 6.884
3 Monterey, CA 5.704
4 Santa Barbara, CA 4.681
5 Los Angeles 4.553
6 Bend, OR 4.332
7 San Diego 4.330
8 Seattle 4.108
9 Charlottesville, CA 3.943
10 Sacramento 3.605
11 Washington, DC 3.562
12 Eugene, OR 3.350
13 Palm Springs, CA 3.174
14 Denver 3.094
15 Burlington, VT 3.064
  US Metro Area Average 1.461

*Registrations CYTD July 2007