2011 Chevy Volt is the Green Car of the Year

November 19, 2010 / 3 Comments

EV enthusiasts and environmentally conscious consumers will be delighted to hear that the vote is finally in on the Green Car of the Year. And the winner is …………… the 2011 Chevy Volt! The title was accorded to the EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show to prove that despite being in a market that has numerous innovative vehicles and concept that embody many green aspects, the Volt is a cut above the rest. For the record, this is the first EV to win this title.

chevyvolt 2011 Chevy Volt is the Green Car of the Year

The award is the result of an initiative by Green Car Journal to bring the world’s attention to the environmental progress that is happening in the auto industry. The jury that adjudged the Volt the winner had six environmental and automotive experts accompanied by Green Car Journal editors. The other five finalists competing for the title with the Volt were the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, and Nissan LEAF.

Most people will agree that the main factor working for the Volt is its Voltec propulsion system, which put it far ahead of the competition in the EV market. Being easily available on the market is another thing that would have worked in its favor. The Voltec system can take the car a total of 50 miles on the power of a single charge, after which a fuel-powered generator gets into action to take the vehicle on for another 300 miles.

Officials at GM are mighty pleased with this honor, and say that Chevrolet’s promise to deliver a practical electric vehicle has been fulfilled with the Volt. They say that the Volt is a transformational technology that will lead the industry into a new age of vehicle electrification.

(Via Inhabitat)

3 Responses

  • Tim / November 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Surprise surprise! another “baseball world series” decision. You yanks a freaking unbelievable as you wallow in your own self-aggrandisement!
    wow 50 miles on a single charge; whoop de do – what a joke!

  • John / December 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    How much longer until the people (me) get a real electric car? I don’t personally care about tax credit for something I don’t want. I was excited about the Chevy volt, but it turned out to be another hybrid compromise. If I was rich I would buy a car from Tesla Motors Inc. (TLSA). I might be able to afford couple of their stocks. Have you ever noticed how people who really care about something (environment) do something about it (like Tesla Motors Inc.). I was thinking about what I could do to help get an electric car on the road. I found this company called Electric Car Company, Inc. (ELCR)(www.limo land.com ). I thought this would help make a difference. I spent $200 dollars. Turns out that the company is floundering. Once again know one cares. There giving the stock away! If everyone spent $50.00 we could take this company over. The Electric Car Company, Inc. can convert city buses to electric. You would think my friends in the bay area would be all over this company! There such big talkers! Not one politician has thrown this company a bone! They could have given this company a city contract to convert the metro over to electric. Which would have been a good job maker. Just more big talkers! So, you’ve read this far. Are you a big talker? What are you going to do?

  • Tomas / March 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Salute, the Jolt…I mean Chevy Volt does deserve this award, considering the role of environmental impact and off course the Voltec propulsion system.

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