Volt was voted North American Car of the Year by automotive journalists, has collected Green Car Journal's Car of the Year® award, and was chosen Automobile Magazine's Automobile of the Year. Looks like someone just had to be first.
Volt is unique among electric vehicles because you have two sources of energy. You have an electric source a battery that allows you to drive gas free for an EPA estimated 35 miles. And there's also an onboard gas generator that produces electricity so you can go up to a total of 375 additional miles on a full tank of gas. So if you want to drive using only electricity, you can. If you want to drive using electricity and gas, you can do that too. Volt is first for two very good reasons.