The 2016 Chevrolet Volt has added a new accolade to its award case, as it has been announced the PHEV has won the 2016 Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year award.
The award was presented at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the 2016 Volt beat out contenders such as the Audi A3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, and Toyota Prius.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt impressed with improvement in virtually every corner, including an increased all-electric range, quicker acceleration and its weight loss.
“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.”
This was the first time a Green Car of the Year award has been awarded in two succeeding model generations, making the win a sweet one for Chevrolet. The nomination is selected by a panel of judges, including on celebrity guest, with Jay Leno appraising that role this year.