The Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle with extended range capability, has been named Belgium's Clean Fleet Car of the Year 2013 during the "Clean Week 2020" event.
Online PR News – 09-May-2013 – MECHELEN – The Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle with extended range capability, has been named Belgium's Clean Fleet Car of the Year 2013 during the "Clean Week 2020" event. It was selected as the winner by a jury composed of journalists, university professors, fleet managers and environmental organizations who evaluated several dozens of parameters, including Life Cycle Cost (LCC).
"We are delighted that the Volt has won yet another prize, after bagging the 'Clean Car of the Year 2012' and 'Electric Family Car of the Year 2012' awards in Belgium last year," said Anja Geril, country coordinator for Chevrolet Belgium. "It is a great privilege to be chosen as the greenest car of the year by a highly diverse panel of experts from various fields. Together with the other awards we have won with the Chevrolet Volt, this is proof that we currently offer the best electric vehicle on the market," Anja Geril added.
The Volt combines an electric propulsion system with the practicality of a regular compact car. Thanks to its sophisticated 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Volt drives up to 80 kilometers emitting zero CO2 and more than 500 km with electricity produced by a gasoline-powered 1.4L range extender.
Since its launch in 2011, the Chevrolet Volt has won a host of industry accolades. These include EcoBest 2011, North American Car of the Year 2011, Swiss Car of the Year 2012, 2011 World Green Car of the Year, and European Car of the Year 2012.
Chevrolet is General Motors' largest global brand with annual sales of almost five million vehicles in more than 140 countries. It is the fourth biggest global car brand in terms of sales and also one of the fastest growing brands in the world. Chevrolet cars combine bold design, performance, innovation and practicality. They provide outstanding value for money. Established in the U.S. by Swiss émigré Louis Chevrolet in 1911, the brand celebrated its centenary in 2011. The brand was re-launched in Europe in 2005. It is represented with a total of 2,500 sales and service outlets in Western and Central Europe. The European Chevrolet line-up includes the Spark city car, the small Aveo sedan and hatchback, the compact Cruze sedan, hatchback and station wagon, the Orlando family van, the Captiva SUV, the Malibu mid-size sedan, the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car. In 2013, Chevrolet is launching the all-new Trax small SUV and the all-new Corvette Stingray. More information on Chevrolet can be found at www.chevroleteurope.com or media.chevroleteurope.com.