Chevy Volt Again Named Car of the Year Chevy Volt "Car of the Year" at North American International Auto Show Chevy Volt Again Named Car of the Year Chevy Volt "Car of the Year" at North American International Auto Show
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Chevy Volt Again Named Car of the Year Chevy Volt "Car of the Year" at North American International Auto Show

by Ben Jervey

January 13, 2011


This just in: the 2011 hybrid-electric Chevrolet Volt was just named "North American Car of the Year" at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

This is not the first major award won by the Volt. Back in November, it was named the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year (which had Rush Limbaugh seeing red, which in turn garnered a pretty amazing response from Motor Trend's editor). The Volt also was selected as Automobile Magazine's Car of the Year and the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year. 

The North American Car of the Year award is particularly prestigious as it's determined by a jury of 49 veteran automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.

Update: The original photo we ran was of the concept car, not the production model. Big thanks to Dederick Siedler for pointing this out. What can I say? Try as I might, I'm not really a car guy.

New photo credit: Chevy Volt 1 (cc) by Flickr user Dave_Murr

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Chevy Volt Again Named Car of the Year Chevy Volt "Car of the Year" at North American International Auto Show