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Chevy Volt Takes Green Car Of The Year Honors In LA

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On: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 5:42PM | By: Chris Weiss

Chevy Volt Takes Green Car Of The Year Honors In LA

In what is surely being welcomed as a rousing endorsement just weeks before its market launch, the Chevy Volt was named Green Car Journal's 2011 Green Car of the Year. In being so named, the Volt became the first ever electric vehicle to win the title--if you're willing to call the Chevy Volt an electric vehicle, that is.



Perhaps the best news of all is that the Chevy Volt beat out what is sure to be its closest market rival: the Nissan Leaf. Other finalists in the mix were the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Also good news for Chevy/GM, the Volt was recently named Automobile and Motor Trend magazines' 2011 Car of the Year. So the awards are just pouring in as the Volt is set to launch in select U.S. markets. The recognition also came the very same week that GM launched its IPO. You can't plan it better than that.

Green Car Journal's editor and publisher Ron Cogan expressed some satisfaction that an electric car pulled the award in: "This has been a long time coming. The electric vehicles that were test marketed in the 1990s tantalized us, but were without a solid business case. What a difference a decade makes. Now, Chevrolet has stepped up with an all-encompassing package in its Volt extended range electric car — a car deserving of the title 2011 Green Car of the Year."

As you'd imagine, Chevy was quite pleased with the selection."The Green Car of the Year award validates the Chevrolet team's promise to deliver a practical electric vehicle," said Joel Ewanick, VP, U.S. Marketing, General Motors. "The Volt's a transformational technology that will lead our industry into a new age of vehicle electrification."



RoadKill | 8:34AM (Tue, Nov 23, 2010)

The Volt is still not what GM claimed it was going to be....the gas engine was never to be used to actual propel the car, only provide power to the electric motor...so GM has a more expensive Prius... I guess they just hand out awards to everyone...

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