Hybrid Sales Soar in 2007

Sales of hybrids up 38% last year, with the Prius leading the way
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 5:17 AM CDT
A Colorado driver poses for a photo beside his 2008 Toyota Prius sedan before he sets out for a day in the snow. Registrations of new hybrid vehicles rose 38 percent in 2007 to a record 350,289.    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Sales of hybrid cars rose 38% in the US last year, with Toyota's Prius grabbing more than half the market. As fuel prices climb, hybrid sales are expected to continue to rise this year. Five states lead the rest in buying hybrids, calculated by percentage of sales:

  1. California (26.1%)
  2. Florida (5.5%)
  3. New York (5.0%)
  4. Texas (4.9%)
  5. Washington (3.7%)