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New passenger vehicle diesel registrations in US up 11.5%, hybrids up 65% from 2010-2013; diesel 2.5x hybrids

5 June 2014

New registrations of all types of diesel passenger vehicles—passenger cars, light-duty trucks, vans, SUVs and heavy-duty pickup trucks (> 8,500lbs gvwr)—increased 11.5% (from 6,337,460 units to 7,068,439), and registrations of hybrid-electric passenger vehicles increased 65% (from 1,717,601 units to 2,826,885) from 2010 through 2013, according to a new analysis and supporting data released by the Diesel Technology Forum. Diesel registrations were 2.5 times those of hybrids over the period, according to the data.

When looking only at cars and SUVs over that period, diesel registrations in the US increased 30% from 640,779 units to 833,324 units; registrations of hybrid cars and SUVs climbed 65% from 1,714,966 units to 2,821,599. Hybrid car and SUV registrations were 3.4 times those of diesel cars and SUVs.

Based on the data, which were compiled by IHS Automotive (formerly R.L. Polk and Company) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through 31 December 2013, diesels represented 2.8% of the 252,714,696 passenger vehicles registered in the US in 2013; hybrids represented 1.1%.

According to the data, Texas was the state with the most diesel passenger vehicle registrations in 2013 (837,426 units), followed by California (609,212). Those top two states swapped their positions for hybrid registrations, with California in the top spot (698,560 units), followed by Texas (153,557 units).

Wyoming was the state in 2013 with the highest percentage of diesel passenger vehicles (10.8%, 66,362 units), followed by Montana (8.1%, 97,454 units).

Fastest growth diesel cars and SUVS from 2012-2013 was in Illinois (+25.08%), followed by Arizona (+15.56%). California and North Dakota tied for third with 11.35% growth.

The fastest growth in hybrid car and SUV registrations from 2012-2013 has been in Georgia (+54.32%), followed by Oklahoma (+47.38%) and Michigan (+35.70%). Despite being the top hybrid state by far, California is still posting a +27.40% growth rate.

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Trucks should not be included in the above because they are part of another game.

Electrified (HEVs, BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs) cars and SUVs will progressively gain on ICEV similar units and will soon lead in many countries starting with Japan as early as 2020.

Hate to see people buying all those ICE cars; every one of them stinks up the air.

@ Lad - We all agree with you that we would like to see less polution caused by ICE, but rather than just bitch about it on EVERY post, how about if you try proposing a solution?

What should people in Montana do where it is 60+ miles to the nearest town? Diesels are a LOT less stinkey than used to be, and they are getting more and more efficient (less consumption means less stink) - Not everyone lives in San Francisco and can walk or take a subway to where they need to go. Diesel engines can also run on Bio that uses natural oils that don't displace food crops. I thank a Nissan Leaf Owner every time I see one, but I do realize that in many places in the USA, the electricity that charged the car likely came from, or resulted in, COAL fired electricity generation, which isn't exactly stink free... And some of the processes used to make some of the components for the batteries for the electric cars are not without environmental impacts...

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