Chevy Volt Awarded Best Eco Car in UK
The UK publication Diesel Car has recently awarded the Volt and its sister model, the Opel (Vauxhall) Ampera the coveted “Best Eco Car” prize. According to editor Ian Robertson, “Just once in a while, history is made with a new design of car. The Chevrolet Volt and its sister model, the Ampera, have opened up a world of new possibility for electric motoring, extending it to a far wider range of people than the distance limitations of a purely electric car allow.”
“This is the car that makes greener motoring much more widely accessible: an electric vehicle without the angst, an environmentally considerate car with range practicality. Praise be for the brave new world of range extenders – here at last is an EV that is so much more than mere city commuter. It’s a sure-fire winner,” Rovertson added.
With its already impressive series of awards won since its launch, the Volt has become the most highly awarded car in history, and the only car to have ever won the Car of the Year distinction on both sides of the Atlantic, by winning the US competition in 2011 and the European one in 2012.