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2016 Chevy Volt wins ‘Green Car of the Year’ award at LA Auto Show

Chevy Volt can go 53 miles on electric power alone

Chevy Volt

In winning the award, the 2016 Chevy Volt beat out the Audi A3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Prius.  Chevrolet photo.

LOS ANGELES _ An auto industry magazine has named the 2016 Chevrolet Volt its “Green Car of the Year.”

The hybrid gas-electric Volt was honoured Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Green Car Journal says the car won because of its extended range. Government fuel-economy figures show that the Volt can go 53 miles on electric power alone and 420 miles on gas and battery power.

It’s the second time Green Car Journal has recognized the Volt, which also won the award with its first-generation model in 2011. That model could only go 38 miles on electricity alone.

The four other finalists were the Audi A3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Prius.

The 2016 Volt went on sale last month. It starts at $33,170.

The Canadian Press

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  1. Raaje says:

    sounds like the opposite: will boost pcduortion of its Volt extended-range electric vehicle from the planned 10,000 to more than 25,000 this year.Ackerson, speaking to the Automotive News World Congress today, said GM intends to expand the extended-range technology it developed for the Volt to two additional vehicles — a hatchback and a minivan — that should be on the U.S. market by 2013. We have been pleased and a bit surprised with the initial orders for Volt, and we don’t want to miss the opportunity to capitalize on it, he said.It is likely, he said, that Detroit-based GM will put a plug-in Cadillac SRX on the market as well I personally think that once people realized that the Volt would not die in it’s tracks when the battery ran out that they were more receptive.I predict the Nissan Leaf will end up dying on the vine .. it’s just not a practical care whereas the Volt is.

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