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Chevy Volt named 2016 Canadian Green Car

The all-new Chevy Volt was the recipient of the coveted 2016 Canadian Green Car Award during a special ceremony at the Green Living Show in Toronto. It also won AJAC’s 2016 Canadian Green Car of the Year Award at the Vancouver Auto Show last month.

“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.”

Now in its fourth year, the Canadian Green Car Award recognizes vehicles that offer impressive "green" attributes combined with strong mass-market appeal (since any product can have a significant environmental impact only if it sells in large numbers). Criteria such as fuel economy, emissions, price, driving experience, value, and equipment are considered.

The Chevy Volt beat out the Nissan LEAF, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Mazda3 GS, Volvo XC90 T6, and Tesla Model S P90D.

It follows the Kia Soul EV, which won the Canadian Green Car Award in 2015.