Chevrolet Volt Wins 2016 Canadian Green Car Award – Plug-in Hybrid
TORONTO (Friday, April 15, 2016) – The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was recognized today with the 2016 Green Car Award at the Green Living Show.
“Chevrolet is honoured to receive the 2016 Canadian Green Car Award here at the Green Living Show, as it reinforces our leadership and commitment to electrification of the automobile,” said Nicolas Longpre, assistant brand manager, Chevrolet Canada. “With up to 85 kilometres of EV range, the second-generation Volt is a no-compromise electric vehicle that eliminates range anxiety with its on-board generator, making it the most innovative plug-in vehicle in the industry.”
The Canadian Green Car Award recognizes vehicles, widely available in Canada, that combine impressive environmental attributes with strong mass-market appeal, as a result, the assessments included both “objective” criteria, such as fuel economy, emissions and price, and the judges’ evaluations of performance, driving experience, value, features and “green” qualities. Those environmental benefits not only included fuel efficiency and emissions but also the use of sustainable or recyclable materials and measures taken by manufacturers to green their operations. A panel of top Canadian automotive journalists selected the Volt, the plug-in family car from among six category winners as the vehicle that best combines environmental benefits and mass-market appeal.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range showcases a sleeker, sportier design that offers up to 85 kilometres of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration. The Volt’s new propulsion system offers a significantly increased total driving range while the new 1.5L range extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel, offers a combined fuel consumption rating of 5.6 L/100km eliminating range anxiety.
“In addition to build award winning EVs, we are also committed to working with governments across Canada that are investing in better recharging infrastructure and providing Canadian consumers with a range of incentives to increase EV adoption,” said David Paterson, vice-president, corporate & environmental affairs, General Motors Canada.
This latest accolade for the Chevrolet Volt compliments the recent AJAC 2016 Canadian Green Car of the Year award and the Green Car of the Year awarded by the Green Car Journal. It was the second time the Volt won the award.
About The Green Living Show
The Green Living Show is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This three-day event offers inspiration for all ages and features influential speakers; eco home, cottage and garden design; local and organic food and wine tastings; health, wellness and yoga pavilions; eco fashion and green beauty makeovers; electric and hybrid car test drives; nature exhibits and fun activities for the entire family.www.greenlivingshow.ca
About the Canadian Green Car Award
The Canadian Green Car Award is Canada’s premier award recognizing vehicles with the greatest potential for environmental benefits. The Award is an independent program developed by automotive journalists Eric Novak, Michael Bettencourt and Peter Gorrie, who comprise its steering committee. The Award recognizes vehicles, widely available in Canada, that offer both impressive environmental attributes and strong mass-market appeal, since any product can have a significant impact only if it sells in large numbers.
For more details on the 2016 Canadian Green Car Award, including the list of all vehicle nominees and the judges who assessed them, visit www.canadiangreencaraward.ca .
About Chevrolet Canada
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.