By Laura Pacey, General Motors
2016 CHEVROLET VOLT WINS GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt has just been awarded Green Car of the Year from Green Car Journal today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, just after Chevrolet won Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year earlier this week with Camaro and Colorado.
The Volt, which started arriving in dealerships, also won the award when it debuted in 2010 as a 2011 model. Green Car Journal praised the Volt’s increased range, all-new propulsion system and bold design.
The Green Car of the Year award is determined by an 11-member panel, and is based on fuel efficiency, Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certifications, performance and affordability. Other criteria include availability and accessibility.
The other finalists were the Audi A3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Prius.
“Chevrolet’s all-new Volt is a milestone, building on the already-technologically advanced ‘green’ car and delivering what buyers have longed for, including an impressive 53-mile (85 km) driving range on a single charge,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com.
“A visually appealing design, increased five-passenger seating, and an array of on-board electronics combine with the Volt’s inherent efficiencies to make the 2016 Chevrolet Volt a real winner,” Cogan said.
According to independent surveys, Volt owners are the most satisfied in the industry.