Memphians Still Like Their Gas Guzzlers

Memphis hasn’t bought into the hybrid vehicle craze, as evidenced by the latest list of the most eco-friendly car shopping cities.

The city ranked 162nd out of 210 in the website’s third annual Green Cities Index.

San Francisco was No.1 based on interest in hybrid vehicles as a percentage of total car shopping activity on

“The South continues to lag behind most major cities in the country in embracing hybrid vehicles,” according to a release. “For the second straight year, Laredo, Texas, had the dubious distinction of being last on our list.”

Other Tennessee cites included Nashville (84); Knoxville (102); Chattanooga (114); and Jackson (117).