The Volt, a Hatchback Hybrid by Chevy

The 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year and 2011 Green Car of the Year
Chevy Volt Hybrid

The 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year isn’t an ultra-fast sports car, an SUV or a luxury sedan. Instead, it’s an American-as-apple-pie Chevy—one that comes with a plug. The long-awaited Volt, a hatchback hybrid, recharges fully in 10 hours—all you have to do is plug it into any standard 120V outlet. The single charge will take you 35 miles before a gas-powered generator kicks in, creating electricity that’ll win you an additional 340 miles— on a single tank of gas that holds just nine gallons. And the car comes equipped with an energy-efficient Bose sound system, Bluetooth capacity and a GPS navigation radio. Plus, says Joe Zucker at Englewood Chevrolet, "Electricity runs the car in near silence, making it a delightful ride—you don’t even know it’s running! It drives smoothly and holds four people in real comfort.” Let’s not forget one of the best ownership perks of all: dodging sticker shock at the pump. Chevy estimates it’ll cost the average commuter just $1.50 a day to get to work—gasfree! Check out the Volt at Englewood Chevrolet (201.871.0606,, Schumacher Chevrolet (866.268.7230, or Gearhart Chevrolet (973.627.0900,

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