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October green-car sales rise despite Model 3 delay

Toyota turns positive, offsetting a tepid month from Ford.

Plug-in and hybrid demand edges up as Toyota, GM and Honda gains offset slowing Ford growth, Leaf decline.

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US green-car sales rise 15 percent in May spurred by strong plug-in demand

American automakers more than offset down months from Toyota, Bimmer

Ford, General Motors and Tesla all boost plug-in and hybrid vehicle sales for May.

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December: The-happy-holidays edition

Bolt, Volt, Leaf all performed well last month.

US green-car sales jump 23 percent from a year earlier, while plug-in vehicle demand rises 61 percent.

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November: The happy-days-are-here-again, maybe, Edition

That 2015 stop-sale on VW diesels didn't hurt.

Chevy Volt, Ford Focus Hybrid, Nissan Leaf all had strong sales in November.

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July 2016 Green Car Sales: The slightly-better-news edition

Green-car sales would've been even, factoring out VW stop-sale.

Ford, Chevrolet Volt demand spike is offset by lower sales at Honda, Nissan

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June's lagging green-car sales actually lagged a little more

US plug-in vehicle sales growth was more moderate than previously estimated.

Tesla's less-than-expected deliveries pulled down US green-car sales in June further.

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May 2016 Green Car Sales: The things-got-bad-to-a-little-worse edition

Less Leaf demand, VW diesel stop-sale, Honda's sales lag are all culprits.

May's green-car sales dropped about 32 percent from a year earlier.

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April 2016: The Weather Got A Little Warmer Edition

Higher April sales Ford hybrids, Chevy Volt offset Nissan, Honda demand lag.

While April green-car sales were down 17 percent, demand was about even when factoring out impact of VW's diesel stop-sale.

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March 2016: The let's-thin-things-out Edition

Automakers appear to be phasing out some models as Tesla, Chevy bulk up

Plug-in sales boosted by Tesla, and Volt, but green-car sales fall as models peter out.

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February 2016: The did-it-or-didn't-it? Edition

Honda, BMW green-car demand dropped last month.

Strong Tesla, Chevrolet Volt sales can't save February from a green-car sales drop-off.

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January 2016: New Year, Old Problems Edition

VW Stop-Sale, Plunging Honda Sales Didn't Help, Either

Drop in Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius demand more than offset gains from Tesla, Chevy Volt

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2015: The 'Is-this-the-new-normal?' Edition

Tesla, BMW Were The Lone Bright Spots

Sales of hybrids, plug-ins and diesels all stalled last year as customers awaited new models, responded to lower gas prices.

November 2015: The it's-getting-bad-again edition

Volkswagen's Stop-Sale On Diesels Isn't The Whole Story

November green-car sales fall from a year earlier as Honda, Nissan struggle.

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July 2015: The real-dog-days edition

Nissan Leaf, GM, Ford All Have Tough Months

July green-car sales tumble almost 16 percent from a year earlier, as public waits for new hybrid, plug-in variants.

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June 2015: Summertime blues edition

Summer Gas Price Surge Isn't Happening, Yet

US green-car sales in June fall from a year earlier as Toyota, General Motors demand suffers.

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May 2015: The-hits-just-keep-on-coming edition

Volkswagen Pretty Much The Lone Bright Spot Last Month

May 2015 US green-car sales fall 19 percent from a year earlier as Toyota, Nissan and Ford report big declines.

Gas prices not the deciding factor in lower green car sales

Looking Back, The Price At The Pump And The Decline In Fuel Efficient Sales Don't Line Up

Looking at the numbers, Autotrader's Mark Strand tells us you can't predict green car sales by looking at the price of gas. It just doesn't work that way.

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April 2015: The who-da-thunk-it edition

Chevrolet Spark Electric A Rare Bright Spot For Green-Car Demand

April green-car sales fall 20 percent from a year earlier on lagging demand for Prius, Leaf.

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Green car buyers pay more likely to pay with cash, have better credit

Experian Study Shows That 18 Percent Of Hybrid, Plug-In Buyers Paid Cash

Green car buyers are more likely to pay in cash and have better credit scores than the average customer, according to a recent study.

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March 2015: The why bother edition

Are Lower Gas Prices Still The Primary Culprit?

Lower demand for hybrids, EVs again push down US green-car sales from year-earlier numbers

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