LOS ANGELES (AP) – An auto industry magazine has named the 2016 Chevrolet Volt its “Green Car of the Year.”
The hybrid gas-electric Volt was honored Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.READ MORE: 133,000 People Remain Under Boil Water Advisory In Michigan, Could Take Weeks Before Water Is Safe To Drink
Green Car Journal says the car won because of its extended range. Government fuel-economy figures show that the Volt can go 53 miles on electric power alone and 420 miles on gas and battery power.
It’s the second time Green Car Journal has recognized the Volt, which also won the award with its first-generation model in 2011. That model could only go 38 miles on electricity alone.READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
The four other finalists were the Audi A3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Prius.
The 2016 Volt went on sale last month. It starts at $33,170.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
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