Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Green Car of the Year Winner: Chevrolet Volt
Price as Tested: $40,925
Many consumers say they would like to have an electric car, although an EV’s limited range can often be a deal breaker. The Chevrolet Volt eliminates range anxiety while still providing the benefits of an electric car. Updated for 2017, the new Volt can travel more than 50 miles on electricity alone, and can be recharged on a 240-volt fast charger in just 4.5 hours. But a trip of more than 50 miles is not a problem for the Volt. An onboard gas-powered generator keeps the batteries charged and the electric motor moving for a total range of more than 400 miles. The Volt is rated at 106 MPGe when running on electricity alone, and 42 mpg when the generator is running. With its high-tech displays, comfortable interior and versatile powertrain, the Volt earned the top spot in this year’s Green Car competition.

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