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2012 Toyota Prius C: California Loves Hybrids

November 14, 2012

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Any guesses as to what percentage of last year's total domestic hybrid purchases are attributable to the Golden State? Answer after the jump.

Roughly 25 percent of all hybrids purchased in the U.S. last year were bought in California.

Some other interesting facts:

- California purchased just under one-third of all electric vehicles bought in the U.S.

- the Toyota Prius is the best-selling car in California

- Californians also buy the most cars by volume. They purchased 11.1 percent of all cars sold in the U.S. last year

- electric and hybrid vehicles currently comprise 3.4 percent of the total number of vehicles in the U.S., a figure that represents a one percent increase from last year's

Full article here (much of data for the article was provided by Edmunds.com).

Warrren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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