Names U.S. Cities with the Greenest Car Shoppers

 Names U.S. Cities with the Greenest Car Shoppers

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 19, 2013

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):

1.San Francisco—Oakland—San Jose, Calif.
2.Monterey—Salinas, Calif.
3.San Diego, Calif.
4.Portland, Ore.
5.Eureka, Calif.
6.Washington D.C.
7.Honolulu, Hawaii
8.Lima, Ohio
9.Medford—Klamath Falls, Ore.
10.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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