Looking at registered vehicles by state in the US we found some interesting things that you can use for your next trivia contest for categories like “registered vehicles by state” or “number of vehicles in US.”
Most popular vehicle by state
It may surprise you that in every state except for six plus the District of Columbia the most popular vehicle in the US is the best-selling Ford F-150 pickup truck.
For the rest of the states it is either the Toyota Camry (California, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and D.C.), the Honda Accord (New York and Connecticut) or the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck (Hawaii).
That’s a lot of hauling.
Popularity of EV and hybrid vehicles by state 2018
Hybrid and electric vehicles are gaining in popularity so we wanted to look at the distribution by state. This map shows the popularity of plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), gas and electric hybrids (HEVs) and electric (EVs) by state.
The highest percentages were on both coasts, in Washington and Oregon (surprisingly not California) on the west coast, and Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia and Maryland on the east coast. You can’t see the District of Columbia on this map but the percentage for D.C. is actually the highest in the country so if you could see it, it would be dark blue.
Hawaii is also one of the highest percentage states for hybrids and EVs.
Here are the most popular electric vehicles in these states:
- District of Columbia: Tesla S
- Hawaii: Nissan Leaf
- Maryland: Tesla S
- Massachusetts: Tesla S
- Oregon: Nissan Leaf
- Washington: Nissan Leaf
Popularity of flex fuel vehicles by state 2018
Flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) have been dropping as a percentage of the total vehicles in operation according to our vehicle registration data. Flex fuel vehicles have dropped from 19% of all vehicles in 2012 to 12% in 2018.
Still, flex fuel accounts for a significant portion of vehicles on the road.
This is especially true in the Midwest where the corn used to make flex fuel and ethanol is grown.