An article in the Seattle Times this morning mentioned that sales of hybrid cars are up 38% over the past year, even as car sales in general have declined 3%. More hybrid options and of course higher gas prices are leading more people to the market that makes up 2.2% of car sales.
The article also listed the top 10 states for new hybrid registrations. Not surprisingly, California leads the way with a 26% share of U.S. sales. Washington came in 5th with 3.7% of U.S. sales.
What was a little surprising was the number four slot: Texas. Land of oil derricks, black gold, Texas tea.