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Forbes Magazine ranks Chico area among top 10 cities for green cars

Butte County has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 areas in the nation for green vehicles.

The magazine ranked Butte County (listed as the Chico Metropolitan Statistical Area) No. 8 in the nation for its high percentage of hybrid vehicles, according to multiple media sources. More than 6 percent of cars in Butte County are hybrid-powered, while .17 percent rely on battery power alone. Other high-ranking regions included San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Eureka, Los Angeles, Eugene, Ore. and Tucson, Ariz.

Tulsa, Okla., Lafayette, La., and Odessa-Midland, Texas, were among the cities listed as having the lowest percentages of hybrid vehicles.

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