The Chevy Volt wins the 2011 North American Car of the Year award, yet another trophy for GM’s self proclaimed revolutionary electric vehicle.
GM said it will invest $5 million in wireless charging start up Powermat, and place the cordless-charging technology in the 2012 Chevy Volt.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, purchased the 1st Volt in an online charity auction, donating $225,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.
GM said it has begun shipments of its Volt extended range vehicle to dealerships, setting off a green car war with rival Nissan and its all-electric Leaf.
GM is auctioning off the first Chevy Volt to roll off its regular production line, with the funds going to boost science and math programs in Detroit schools.
The EPA is out with the Chevy Volt’s official fuel economy rating, leaving a number of scratched heads as to which MPG estimate to actually consider.
Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Green Car Journal all honor GM’s soon-to-arrive electric Chevy Volt as the best car of 2011.