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Chevrolet Volt Keeps Car of the Year Awards

by Chevrolet in the on January 14, 2011

Score it a triple play: The 2011 Volt took home not not two, but three separate of the Year” honors earlier month, with Chevy’s new fuel saver winning from Motor Trend . Magazine and Green Car Journal .

The at MT called the Volt a “car of the you can drive today, and every going on to say “We expected a science but this is a moon shot. The delivers on the promise of the vehicle as originally outlined by GM, combining the silent, efficient, low-emissions of an electric motor with the and flexibility of an internal combustion It is a fully functional, no-compromise automobile that offers real benefits in terms of running costs.”

According to Sterling Chevrolet. the offers up to 50 miles of all-electric, free driving, courtesy of its lithium-ion battery pack, and if the batteries are depleted, the car’s gasoline-powered generator kicks in to up to 300 more miles of driving But as detailed in the January issue of Trend . the Volt offers more than just a driving experience:

In terms of exterior design, the of the Volt is “outstanding—strong, confident and upscale.”

The interior boasts high-resolution-and highly interactive-instrument and stack LCD screens.”

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From a perspective, “The Volt is nimble and responsive, and the low-rolling-resistance deliver better than grip for this type of while “acceleration (0-60 mph in 8.8 in pure EV mode, and 8.7 in combined mode) is competitive with compacts, and more than for safely merging onto freeways.”

Of course, that being Motor Trend also was impressed with the Volt’s fuel efficiency. In a multi-day designed to replicate normal conditions, and during which the car was overnight, MT editors covered 299 while achieving the equivalent of mpg. Further, “our suggests that even if regularly went 80 miles charges, the Volt is significantly to run than regular hybrids.”

Adding to the Volt’s trophy the team at AUTOMOBILE Magazine the Volt “is the most sophisticated, important vehicle on the road It won’t just change we drive, but also how we drive. will plug in at night, or cool their cabin they leave the garage, and new driving styles to maximize electric range. Then, the battery is depleted, they’ll motor on; free of the limitations accompany pure electric

Then the editors of Green Car weighed in, and again voters the scales in favor of the Volt: electric vehicles that test marketed in the 1990s us, but were without a solid case. What a difference a makes. Now, Chevrolet has up with an all-encompassing package in its extended range electric car deserving of the title 2011 Car of the Year.”

The award-winning 2011 Chevrolet goes on sale in select later in 2010 and will out to the rest of the country, including Minneapolis dealers, beginning year.

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