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From Popular Mechanics:
"What car was the mostdistinctivein each state? What model of car did, say, California buy far more often than any other state in the Union? We turned to auto analyst Tom Libby ofIHS Automotiveto help us crunch the numbers. First, Libby pulled data about the make and model of every car sold in the U.S., and calculated the popularity of each by percentage using registration data. Then, he did the same at the state level, and compared each state to the national average.
"I compared the share for each model in, for instance, Alabama with the share of the same of model in the United States and came up with a ratio," says Libby. "Then I basically ranked those ratios within each state. It's an interesting methodology—you're basically able to compare the individual demand of a model in a state with the individual demand at the national level, and see what ways is each state unique from the nation."
Some states seem to conform to stereotypes—Texas loves the hulking Cadillac Escalade EXT, NPR-loving New England enjoys their Volvos, and in the rough country of North Dakota they love the GMC Yukon Denali XL. But there are surprises: Georgia, for instance, seems to have a thing for Nissan Leaf. "Georgia had very, very strong incentives to buy electric vehicles," says Libby, referencing the fact that until very recently, the Peach State offered $5,000 in state tax credits (in addition to $7,500 in federal tax credits) to anyone who boughtan electric vehicle. In other words, everyone who bough a Nissan Leaf in Georgia saved themselves a cool $12,500.
"The data does reveal interesting patterns," says Libby. "And because based on registration data from the Department of Motor Vehicles, it's census data. It's not sample based. It's not something where I think it's this, you think it's that. It's hard data. It's irrefutable." In other words: if you're not pleased with your state's unofficial state car, blame your neighbors, not the numbers."
California loves the KIA Soul.
i can definitely say that idaho does buy more subaru outbacks as they seem to account for about 25% of all cars on the road here..
Ops a fag
Nissan Leaf my ass. This place is full of Subarus, and a little ways away from the cities, the Ford/Chevy truck argument continues.
The entire west coast are fags.
Minnesota...do they even still make the taurus?
Massachusetts is Volvo? Nope. Never see them. Every third car is a Subaru.
How the hell did GA get "Nissan Leaf"?
It's gotta be the F150, probably in about 20 states.
I considered a Tesla model S for a short time because the incentives were so high. But even a base model was too high. Plus I go on road trips and trust me, there aren't any charging stations in south georgia along the way.
nope, but for city/suburb driving, quite the car.
when I was in the OC last month all I saw were Teslas.
It's not total sales, it's the highest % of sales for a particular model compared to the US. Obviously, trucks, Honda Accords, Camrys would top the list if it was just gross sales.
In your state, the Nissan Leaf was a high seller compared to Leaf sales in other states. Primarily because of the state incentive plus the fed incentive.
I was about to say that should be their state car.
Minnesota has got to be the faggiest state on the planet.
I flew in to MSP with a buddy and as we were walking to baggage, I note that "hey, they are still wearing Leisure Suits up here."
A blonde norseman overheard my comment and was all up in my grill about it. I was like lulz your town sucks.
New England with their Volvos.
fiat? no way!
you live in a fag state bro.
This is the state car for NY?
I've never seen this trunk on the road in NY. This story is BS!