Gallery: Nissan Leaf is a World Car of the Year Finalist, Chevy Volt No...

 

The list of finalists for the 2011 World Car of the Year has been announced and though the Nissan Leaf made the cut the Chevy Volt was swept aside. The World Car of the Year is decided by journalists from around the world that write about the auto industry. Considering the many awards that have been showered upon the extended-range Volt, it is interesting that the panel of journalistic judges chose the all-electric Leaf as their singular green nominee.

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  1. JimmyD February 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    It’s not surprising to me that the Volt was left off the list. Most of the ‘awards’ given to the Volt were obviously bought-and-paid-for. IIRC, Motor Trends “Volt is Car of the Year” article didn’t mention the Leaf once. My first thought upon reading the article was “If the Volt is supreme, how about a compare and contrast with the Leaf”. But since there wasn’t one, that speaks volumes to me.

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