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Hawaii: More cars on islands than last year

Hawaii: 7 percent more gas cars on islands in January than same month last year

Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) -- 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.

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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