More than one in every five Prius vehicles sold in the US is sold in California.

In California, the sun rises over the Eastern Sierras, sets over the Pacific and the Toyota Prius remains the most popular car around. The world's best selling family of hybrids moved 33,987 units in California during the first six months of the year, making the Prius the Golden State's most popular model, EV World says, citing the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA). Given that the Prius has sold about 120,000 domestic units through June, more than one in every five Prius vehicles sold in the US is sold in California.

Following the Prius in California is the Honda Civic and Honda Accord, each of which sold more than 31,000 units, and Toyota moved about 28,000 Camry models in the state. All told, the 59,000 new hybrids sold during the first half of the year in California totaled almost five times the number in the next most hybrid-hungry state.

Those numbers appear consistent with Toyota's claim in July that about six out of every 10 hybrids sold in California are Toyotas, outselling the Ford hybrids by a five-to-one margin. Last year, Toyota racked up almost 61,000 sales units of the four variants of the Prius in California, making it the state's best-selling hybrid.


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      DaveMart
      • 1 Month Ago
      'In California, the sun rises over the Eastern Sierras, sets over the Pacific ' Well done, Danny! You have got a fact right! This could be the start of something.......
      Zzzz...
      • 1 Month Ago
      Any of you guys remember how many people were claiming that hybrids do not make economical sense and would not pay for cost difference... I mean when Prius just came out. And now Prius is the most popular car in the world. But the very same arguments is thrown toward EV nowdays...
        Michael
        • 1 Month Ago
        @Zzzz...
        Toyota still sells more Camrys than Prii. Other than that factual error, I agree with you.
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Month Ago
      It's interesting that they are outselling Ford hybrids by 5 to 1 since other articles tout the massive gains in sales that Ford is making in California. Just goes to show how far behind Ford has really been. They have a lot of catching up to do. And the recent C-Max MPG debacle is not going to help them. They need a dedicated hybrid platform instead of a retrofitted vehicle to reduce the weight and make it more competitive.
        EZEE
        • 1 Month Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Dedicated platform.... Cmax....
          Michael
          • 1 Month Ago
          @EZEE
          The CMax is a European vehicle that was retrofitted with the energi platform. Ford just doesn't sell the non-hybrid version in the US.
      Desh Bandhu
      • 1 Month Ago
      As its a world wide fact that the Toyota is world famous brand but particularly in California its on rank one which is a huge complement for the brand. http://testdrive.wtvdvs.com
      EZEE
      • 1 Month Ago
      They posted this same article 21 days ago, with the statistic of 6 in 10 hybrids on Cali that are sold are Priiiiiiiiii (plural of Prius)
      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Month Ago
      The Prius is the new Honda Civic of our age :)
      Bill Kim
      • 1 Month Ago
      And most of those owners are self righteous douches who think they're so eco that they don't have to drive speed limit. Once I was stuck on a freeway that had three lanes, each lane populated by a representative of each generation Prius. My wife thought it was hilarious.
      CoolWaters
      • 1 Month Ago
      Time for the rest of America to figure out: IT'S RELIABLE AND SAVES YOU MONEY.
        skierpage
        • 1 Month Ago
        @CoolWaters
        Yes. It is quite something that the highest-mpg car you can buy in the USA (without a plug) isn't a cramped penalty box or an expensive exotic but rather a practical, very reliable midsize hatchback. If you don't care about driving dynamics and can afford a $24K car that will save you money over cheaper cars the more you drive it, why buy anything else? It's the obvious choice.