Plug-in and hybrid demand edges up as Toyota, GM and Honda gains offset slowing Ford growth, Leaf decline.
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Ford, General Motors and Tesla all boost plug-in and hybrid vehicle sales for May.
Chevy Volt, Ford Focus Hybrid, Nissan Leaf all had strong sales in November.
Ford, Chevrolet Volt demand spike is offset by lower sales at Honda, Nissan
Tesla's less-than-expected deliveries pulled down US green-car sales in June further.
May's green-car sales dropped about 32 percent from a year earlier.
While April green-car sales were down 17 percent, demand was about even when factoring out impact of VW's diesel stop-sale.
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.
Green car buyers are more likely to pay in cash and have better credit scores than the average customer, according to a recent study.