The Chevy Volt Is ‘Green Car of the Year’By Chris Weiss
The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are set to go head to head in the market beginning next month and, so far, the Chevy Volt is coming with heavier artillery. In addition to winning Motor Trend and Automobile magazines’ 2011 Car of the Year this week, the Volt has now snagged honors as the Green Car Journal’s 2011 Green Car of the Year, beating out the Leaf along with the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
The Volt is the first electric vehicle–or “electric vehicle”–to take home the award since they began giving it out in ’05.
“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 in a press release. ”The Volt’s a transformational technology that will lead our industry into a new age of vehicle electrification.” [via PR Newswire]