We’re proud to say that the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada named the 2016 Chevrolet Volt as the 2016 Canadian Green Car of the Year at the Vancouver International Auto Show. This is the second time the Volt has won such an award.
“Chevrolet is honored to receive AJAC’s Canadian Green Car of the Year award, as it reinforces our commitment to being a leader in electrification,” said Laura Pacey, brand director of Chevrolet in Canada. “The second-generation Volt is a no-compromise electric car, delivering up to 85 kilometers of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration, making it the most innovative plug-in vehicle in the industry.”
The entries for the Canadian Green Car of the Year are pulled from the Canadian Car of the Year program, they are then re-evaluated by more than 70 of Canada’s top auto journalists. A second set of specific “Green” criteria is factored along with their original category scoring. In order to insure accuracy, the KPMG firm handles the vote tabulation and results.
To earn its the title Chevrolet had to beat out Honda, Hyundai, and the Smart ForTwo Coupe. The reasons for the Volt’s victory boil down to this; it’s got a more appealing design, greater efficiency, and stronger acceleration. It’s range extending technology allows it to sip just 5.6 liters of regular unleaded fuel per 100 kilometers (about 42 miles per gallon); no range anxiety here.
Chevrolet had another trophy-winner at the Vancouver International Auto Show in the all-new 2017 Bolt EV, which won the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show Best of Show award.