Chevrolet Volt wins ‘Green Car of the Year’ at LA Auto Show

Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing manager, right, holds the Green Car of the Year award while standing beside Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, during the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auto industry magazine has named the 2016 Chevrolet Volt its “Green Car of the Year.”

The hybrid gas-electric Volt was honored Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Green Car Journal says the car won because of its extended range. Government fuel-economy figures show that the Volt can go 53 miles on electric power alone and 420 miles on gas and battery power.

It’s the second time Green Car Journal has recognized the Volt, which also won the award with its first-generation model in 2011. That model could only go 38 miles on electricity alone.

The four other finalists were the Audi A3 e-tron, Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Prius.

The 2016 Volt went on sale last month. It starts at $33,170.

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