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Chevrolet Volt Named Car of the Year

The Chevrolet Volt, here on the line at the Detroit-Hamtramck Plant, and its Opel sibling the have been named s Car of the Year. Photo: General

The Chevrolet Volt and its kissing the Opel Ampera, are Europe s Car of the beating compacts from and Ford to add another award to the car s shelf.


The award, announced today of the Geneva auto show, two days after General said it will suspend of the plug-in hybrid for five because of slow sales.

the fact that the car is selling than expected didn t the enthusiasm of the 59 judges, from 23 nations, who gave the Volt and top honors. The car is, frankly, an engineering and a true technological step points the judges made.

The judges called the Chevrolet and Opel Ampera a mature that is better suited to needs than the conventional car. They predicted we ll see plug-in hybrids as others come along this

The Opel Ampera, left, and Volt are essentially the same Photo: General Motors

Motors and its European subsidiary, bested seven finalists, the second-place Volkswagen Up and Ford selected from among 35

This encourages us further to our leadership role in the area of said Karl-Friedrich Stracke, CEO of

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The Volt is a fine car, one neatly and impressively bridges combustion and electric mobility. If the car has a it is price the model we tested $44,680 before the $7,500 tax credit.

That, of course, it a favorite target of critics who to attack General Motors and the as failed experiment subsidized by tax dollars. Such was the case when GM announced it will Volt production at its factory in Michigan for five weeks March 16.

The closure is prompted by slow GM dealers have some Volts in inventory.

“Sales for the in February were significantly than January, and we anticipate to continue,” said GM spokesman Lee. “We see good things in the but right now we had to make this

GM sold 1,063 Volts month, up from 603 in January, it unlikely the company will its goal of selling 45,000 in 2012.

This is the third production has been stopped for a or more since the Volt on sale in December, 2010. The will put 1,600 people out of for the duration of the shutdown.

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