Gas Prices Down, Hybrid, Electric Car Sales Up

The world is a topsy-turvy place. Just when things should be headed upwards, they take a dive and when they should be doing a drop they make a leap upwards. So it is with green vehicles and gas prices.

Despite gas prices being half a buck off their peak earlier in the year, sales of hybrid and electric car sales shot up a staggering 164 percent in June over the same month in 2011, according to Kelley Blue Book. Obviously, this is the exact opposite impact on green vehicle sales that dropping gas prices should have. The Chevy Volt led this charge with its 221% increase.