Here Are The Top 10 Markets For Green Cars

It appears Americans are finally more interested in buying small, fuel efficient cars.

But they’re not that interested.  The market for tiny cars remains… tiny.

A Nielsen study reveals how few people want smaller, greener, cars like the Honda Fit, Toyota Prius, Toyota Yaris and Mini Cooper.

San Franciscans, for example, are 60% more likely than the rest of the country to buy a green car–but the market for such a car is only 11,184 people. That’s out of a city of 4 million.

Here’s the top 10 cities that want green cars. Take note of how small the market looks right now. Will this change in the next three years?

The 10 Cities That Want Green Cars →

#10 Baltimore, Maryland

per cent More Likely To Buy Green Cars vs. U.S. Average: + 22%

City Residents: 637,455 (metro population: 2.7 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 3,765

source: Nielsen Report

#9 Los Angeles, California

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 22%

City Residents: 4,018,080 (metro population: 13 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 19,519

source: Nielsen Report

#8 Honolulu, Hawaii

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 24%

City Residents: 371,657 (metro population: 910,000)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 1,525

source: Nielsen Report

#7 Monterey-Salinas, California

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 25%

City Residents: 30,641 (county population: 150,000)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 807

source: Nielsen Report

#6 Chicago, Illionois

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 25%

City Residents: 2,853,114 (metro population: 9.8 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 12,218

source: Nielsen Report

#5 San Diego, California

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 29%

City Residents: 1,353,993 (metro population: 3 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 3,842

source: Nielsen Report

#4 Boston, Massachusetts

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 29%

City Residents: 609,023 (metro population: 4.5 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 8,625

source: Nielsen Report

#3 New York, NY

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 31%

City Residents: 8,363,710 (metro population: 19 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 27,417

source: Nielsen Report

#2 Washington, D.C.

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 44%

City Residents: 591,833 (metro population: 5.4 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 9,301

source: Nielsen Report

#1 San Francisco, California

Likeliness To Buy Green Cars Compared To U.S. Average: + 60%

City Residents: 808,976 (metro population: 4.2 million)

Potential Green Car Buyers: 11,184

source: Nielsen Report

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