Electric vehicles and other cars with alternative fuel options are becoming increasingly popular and more appealing to the average driver. A decade ago, there were only a handful of models on the market and they had such a strange, distinct design that hybrids, EV s, and the like only drew the attention of a niche crowd. Now, however, every automaker has at least a few hybrids in their lineup, and the vehicles are becoming more indistinguishable from traditional gasoline-powered automobiles in terms of design. This rising popularity has created recognition in the form of titles like the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Green Car of the Year award, which went home with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt this year.
The contenders for the award are judged by criteria such as affordability, efficiency, performance, availability, and accessibility. Other vehicles in the running at this year’s LA show included the Toyota Prius, Audi A3 e-tron, and the Honda Civic, among others, but the Chevy Volt was recognized by the panel of eleven judges as standing out among the competition. In addition to the Volt’s impressive 42 mpg, the EV also has a more sporty, fashionable look than other vehicles in its segment.
Taking the Green Car of the Year award was an honor for the Chevrolet Volt, which won’t be rolling out in showrooms worldwide until next spring. At the moment, the EV is only available in ten states which have a larger market for electric vehicles, such as California. However, its excellence in engineering managed to outshine the car’s limited availability.
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