Chevy Volt Wins Green Car of the Year General Motors' (GM) Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle set to debut in the U.S. next month, has won Green Car Journal's 2011 Green Car of the Year award.

The Volt beat out the Nissan (NSANY) Leaf battery electric vehicle, Ford's (F) Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Hyundai's (HYMLY) Sonata Hybrid and the gas powered Ford Fiesta, Green Car Journal said Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Volt and Leaf had been considered the two favorites for the award.

The accolade added to what has already been a good week for General Motors, which emerged from bankruptcy last year and went public again this week. GM, which raised its common-stock price range and expanded its IPO earlier this week, priced shares Wednesday at $33 a share, the high end of GM's range, and opened Thursday trading at $35.

The Green Car Journal jury included Sierra Club Chairman Carl Pope, racing legend and car builder Carroll Shelby, oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau and Tonight Show host and noted car buff Jay Leno. The award was won last year by Audi's A3 TDI.


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frank1946

Motor Trend is famous for a little "Payola" from the Boys ! Volt looks like an expensive Toy to me ! I prefer the Tata Nano myself, about 20 of them for the price of a Volt !

November 19 2010 at 1:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joule001

Green means exactly that - a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

November 18 2010 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
craig5540

Green car of the year?? The range on electric power is between 25-40 miles depending on hard you drive the car. The rest of the time a small gas driven engine runs a generator so the car can keep moving. All this for around 45-50k. I think I know how this car got the green car of the year award. It was up against the Chevy suburban for the comparision test.

November 18 2010 at 5:30 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
corbinchef

amazing how the government owned company's car won the Best Green Car, gee I bet that it was a fair unbias decision...NOT the socialist government had something to do with these results for sure.

November 18 2010 at 5:09 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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Drew

government owned? check the NYSE you toyolet owning moron :)

November 18 2010 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply