Ford, General Motors and Tesla all boost plug-in and hybrid vehicle sales for May.
By the Numbers
April is the second disappointing month in a row for new US car sales.
US green car sales rose 20 percent from a year earlier thanks to higher plug-in vehicle demand.
May's green-car sales dropped about 32 percent from a year earlier.
The truck and crossover trend continues, but it wasn't enough to help boost GM last month.
Sluggish car sales in March appear to be a one-month anomaly. In April, automakers returned to the record-setting sales pace they've enjoyed for the better part of a year.
Tesla Motors wasn't the only car company to close out March with an upbeat sales report. Ford enjoyed its best-selling March in ten years, the company said Friday. Other automakers reported sales growth that topped already-historic levels. Trucks and SUVs continued to be hot sellers.
It's official, folks: 2015 was a record year for automobile sales in the United States. We break down each automaker's individual sales performance from December.
Cheap credit and cheaper gas prices are continuing to fuel one of the greatest sales runs in automotive history.