Motor Trend: Chevy Volt is ‘Car of the Year’

November 16, 2010
By: GreenAnswers Staff

Motor Trend picked the Chevrolet Volt as its 2011 Car of the Year, the magazine announced today. The Volt, which officially entered production just days ago, is a product of General Motors, which is also issuing its initial public offering later this week.
“This is a fully developed vehicle with seamlessly integrated systems and software, a real car that provides a unique driving experience. And commuters may never need to buy gas!” said Chris Theodore, one of the Motor Trend judges.
The Volt has both a battery powered electric engine, as well as a small internal combustion engine, which gives it a total range of approximately 300 miles. For commuters who travel fewer than 40 miles, the car may never require a gasoline fill up.
Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie said, the Volt “absolutely delivers on the promise of the vehicle concept as originally outlined by GM, combining the smooth, silent, efficient, low-emissions capability of an electric motor with the range and flexibility of an internal combustion engine.”

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