Green Car Journal has named the Chevrolet Volt its 2016 Green Car of the Year.
The second-generation Chevrolet Volt beat out the Audi A3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Prius with Green Car Journal‘s editors applauding all the improvements Chevrolet made to its plug-in hybrid. The publication pointed out the Volt’s sleek and sporty design, more energy-dense batteries, new electric motors and quicker acceleration as reasons for naming it the 2016 Green Car of the Year.
The original Chevrolet Volt also captured the title of 2011 Green Car of the Year. Last year’s winner was the BMW i3.
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The Green Car of the Year is selected through a majority vote by a jury that includes Jay Leno and leaders of noted environmental and efficiency organizations including Jean-Michael Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society; Matt Petersen, board member of Global Green USA; Dr. Alan Lloyd, President Emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation; Mindy Lubber, President of CERES and Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy.
“Chevrolet is bringing fun-to-drive, technology-loaded, and affordable electric solutions for our customers, and the 2016 Volt delivers on all fronts,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing manager. “For the Volt to stand out as Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year reaffirms Chevrolet’s commitment to delivering electric solutions to our customers that exceed their expectations.”
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