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West coast cities dominate Greenest Car Shoppers list

2012 Tesla Model S
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View 24 Photos has released a list of the ten US cities with the most environmentally conscious car shoppers. Not surprisingly, west coast spots made up the bulk of the locations. The site found its results by compiling data pulled from visitors who shopped for hybrids or other green cars. While locations like San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, Sacramento and even Honolulu make sense, the list did serve up one solid oddball. Lima, Ohio made the cut. Why? Hard telling. The city sits smack between Dayton and Toledo on Interstate 75 and boasts a population of a little under 38,800 people. It's also the only place in the world that produces the M1 Abrams tank.

Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. was the only East coast location to make the list. You can read the full press release below for a closer look at which areas made the cut.
Show full PR text Names U.S. Cities with the Greenest Car Shoppers

CHICAGO, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, compiled a list of U.S. cities with the most environmentally-conscious car shoppers. The list was assembled analyzing data from's millions of visitors who searched for hybrids or other environmentally friendly cars. The study's findings indicate that shoppers on the West coast tend to be the greenest.

"It is not surprising that California and other West Coast cities top the list with some of the greenest car shoppers. That part of the country has long led the charge in the green movement," said Joe Wiesenfelder ,'s Executive Editor and resident green automotive guru. "With abundant charging stations, special perks for eco-friendly drivers in some western cities and robust infrastructure, the West Coast is well equipped to cater to the needs of eco-conscious drivers."
As car shoppers nationwide continue to embrace green cars, has found that the following cities have the greenest car shoppers (ranked from greenest to least green):

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.

Monterey-Salinas, Calif.

San Diego, Calif.

Portland, Ore.

Eureka, Calif.

Washington D.C.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Lima, Ohio

Medford-Klamath Falls, Ore.

Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif.

"We've continued to see an increase in shoppers searching for hybrids or eco-friendly cars. From 2012 to 2013, we saw a 5% jump in these searches and a 106% increase in 'green' inventory listed on the site," said Wiesenfelder. "As automakers continue to introduce new hybrids that meet the needs of a wide array of drivers, dealer inventories are also growing to meet the needs of shoppers looking to go green."

This week, also released a list of its editors' top hybrid cars for the money. To see that list, click here. To search for a hybrid or eco-friendly vehicle in your area, visit

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