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Study California leads in green car sales, but there are surprises on the lists

Top 10 States Buying Electric vehicles
California 32 percent
Florida 6.6 percent
Washington 5.7 percent
Texas 4.3 percent
New York 3.5 percent
Ohio 3.1 percent
North Carolina 3.1 percent
Illinois 3.1 percent
Tennessee 2.9 percent
Hawaii 2.9 percent

Top 10 States Buying Hybrids
California 24.7 percent
Florida 6.6 percent
Texas 5.9 percent
New York 5 percent
Illinois 3.6 percent
Virgina 3.6 percent
Pennsylvania 3.4 percent
Washington 3.1 percent
North Carolina 3.1 percent
Ohio 2.5 percent

Top 10 States for Car Buying
California 11.1 percent
Texas 9.6 percent
Florida 7.1 percent
New York 6.9 percent
Pennsylvania 4.7 percent
Ohio 4 percent
Illinois 3.9 percent
New Jersey 3.8 percent
Michigan 3.7 percent
North Carolina 2.8 percent

Oregon Buying Hybrid and Electric Cars at Supercharged Rate, Reports

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – October 31, 2012 – Car buyers in the state of Oregon rank among America’s top consumers of hybrid and electric vehicles, reports, the premier resource for automotive information.’s analysis of Polk’s new car registration data finds that 1.9 percent of all new hybrid vehicles sold so far in the U.S. this year were registered in Oregon, ranking the state 16th in the nation. This rate is more than twice the state’s share of all new car registrations in the U.S., where Oregon ranks 31st overall at 0.9 percent. The Beaver State also buys a higher proportion of the country’s electric vehicles (1.8%), ranking 17th in the nation.

The news comes in what’s shaping up to be the strongest year yet for alternative fuel vehicles nationwide. found that 3.4 percent of new car registrations this year (through August) were hybrid or electric vehicles, which is a full percentage point higher than the rate of 2.4 percent for all of 2011.

“Mainstream car buyers have been slow to accept hybrid and electric vehicles, but the numbers are trending up, and you can almost hear a sigh of relief from automakers who made big bets on these vehicles,” said Sr. Analyst Jessica Caldwell. “As more alt-fuel vehicles come to the market and as prices for these cars become more affordable, we expect a higher percentage of shoppers will at least consider an alternative fuel vehicle the next time they’re buying a new car.” projects that at least 43 all-new conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, diesels and fuel-cell electric vehicles are planned for introduction in the U.S. from now through the 2015 model year. Car buyers can learn specifics on each of these vehicles at

Thinking of making a switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle? The Hybrid and Electric Center at provides comprehensive information on every alternative fuel vehicle on the market at this very moment. And lays out all the pros and cons of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles at

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