The Chevy Volt was dubbed the “World Green Car of 2011″ at the New York Auto Show last week. Three green experts chose the vehicle from a list of twelve nominees. They picked the Volt because of GM’s efficiency in generating and mass-producing the electric vehicle.
The experts commended the car’s ability to keep driving the car after the battery is depleted (it resorts go gas power, allowing drivers a 379 mile range before recharge [or refuel] time), which allows drivers more flexibility in recharge times.
The Volt was competing against rides such as the Nissan Leave and the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition. To be eligible for the award, contenders had to be an all-new or substantially revised vehicle that is currently in production and released between January 1, 2010 and May 30, 2011.
The three experts were Phil Berg, a blogger for GreenFuelsForecast.com, Dean Slavnich, the editor fo Engine Technology International, and Tadashi Tateuchi, the creator and chairman of the Japan Electric Vehicle Club.
Now we just need an alien representative or two so the Volt can be declared “Universe Green Car of 2011.”