LOS ANGELES (Thursday, November 19, 2015) – The Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt was awarded Green Car of the Year award from Green Car Journal today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This is the second time the Volt has won the award.
The Volt, which started arriving in dealerships this fall, 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 an 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.
The all-new Volt delivers a pure EV driving range of up to 85 kilometres and a new 1.5L range extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel and offers a combined fuel consumption rating of 5.6 L/100kms.
“Chevrolet has long stood for offering affordable and innovative electrification options for Canadians, and that is exactly what the next-generation Volt brings to the table”, said Laura Pacey, Chevrolet brand director for Canada. “This recognition as Green Car of the Year, is further testament that Chevrolet is committed to being a leader in technologically advanced, environmentally friendly, electric vehicles in Canada.”
According to independent surveys, Volt owners are the most satisfied in the industry, and 70 percent of those owners are new to General Motors.
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