In not-so-surprising news (especially if you live there), 61 percent of hybrids sold in California are Toyotas. According to the automaker, six of out of ten hybrids sold in California are from Toyota. One of out of every two is wearing a Prius nameplate. Registration data from R.L. Polk shows that through May, Californians bought five times more Toyota hybrids than its closest competitor, Ford.
“The hybrid industry has become competitive, but our wide-range of hybrid vehicles continue to deliver high value and strong attributes to both new and loyal customers. With sales of 5.3 million hybrids globally and over 2 million in the U.S., we the are undisputed leader in hybrid vehicle technology and remain committed to building on our momentum and growing the acceptance of hybrid technology throughout the U.S,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.