MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford and Klamath Falls rank 14th in the nation for most hybrid sales.
According to an automotive research firm, 5.6% of all car sales in the area are hybrid cars. Eugene, Portland, and Bend also made the top 15.
Lithia Toyota in Medford says 18.7% of monthly sales are Prius models. Salesmen there say most customers interested in hybrid vehicles just want to save money.
“Changing from a mid-sized sedan that gets good fuel economy to a Prius can almost double your fuel economy,” explained Lithia Toyota’s Kareem Duncan, “and when you look at people spending hundreds of dollars in fuel a month, cutting that in half saves people a lot of money.”
The number one market on the list is the San Francisco’s Bay Area. Other Northern California markets on the list are Eureka and Redding.