More vehicles on the road in January

Gas vehicles rise 7 percent

Published  5:36 PM HST Feb 04, 2013
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HONOLULU -

Hawaii state officials say there are more 7 percent more gas vehicles on the islands as of January than there were the same month one year ago.

The state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism said Monday that there were just over 1 million registered gasoline passenger vehicles in Hawaii.

That's up from January 2012 and up slightly from December.

The department says in its monthly report that hybrid vehicles account for 1.3 percent of the total passenger vehicles on the islands.

The Hawaii Energy Office says there were 1,136 registered electric vehicles in the state.

Gas prices in January averaged $4.06 per gallon, about the same as January 2012.

The average was $4.47 in Kauai, $4 in Oahu, and $4.06 in Wailuku on Maui and Hilo on the Big Island.

The national average in January was $3.33 per gallon.

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