The Chevrolet Volt has been chosen as 2011 World Green Car at the New York International Auto Show.
From an entry list of 12 cars from across the globe, the Chevrolet Volt made it through a shortlist of ten vehicles and then beat two vehicles in the final, the the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition and the Nissan Leaf.
"The selection of the Volt as the World Green Car is a further proof point of the fuel efficient technologies that are now being offered by the Chevrolet brand around the world," said Rick Schiedt, Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing. "This award, and the others that have preceded it, validate the efforts of the development team to build a truly remarkable vehicle with the potential to transform transportation around the globe."
The World Green Car award is presented by Bridgestone Corporation (Japan). Ryoji Yamada, General Manager of Brand Management said, “We are very pleased and honoured to sponsor the 2011 World Green Car award. The environment is everyone's responsibility. And throughout our global family of companies, we take this responsibility very seriously. We believe it is our mission to serve society with superior quality... not just with eco-friendly products but also in the way we produce those products and the way in which we support our many communities with environmentally-friendly activities such as wildlife habitats and our Lake Biwa initiative in Japan”.
In order to be eligible for the award, the vehicles had to be all new or substantially revised as well as being in production and introduced for sale or lease to the public in quantities of 10 or more in one major market or more during the period of 1st January 2010 to 30th May 2011.
Tailpipe emissions, fuel consumption, and use of a major advanced power plant technology (beyond engine componentry), aimed specifically at increasing the vehicle's environmental responsibility, were all taken into consideration.Published 22 April 2011