Following on from their success at the 2011 World Car Awards, the
Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt have received the highest ratings in
their first U.S. crash tests, confirming modern electric cars can be
just as safe as petrol or diesel equivalents, if not more so.
Two electric vehicles have bagged top prizes at the World Car Awards.
The Nissan LEAF triumphed in the overall category to become the
first-ever pure electric vehicle to be crowned World Car of the Year,
while Chevrolet picked up the 2011 World Green Car title for its Volt.
BMW has confirmed the hiring of Frank Weber, Vauxhall/Opel’s
head of product planning and, more significantly, the former lead
engineer on parent company GM’s Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.
Chevrolet has unveiled the Miray, a radical hybrid concept that hints at the future of the firm’s sports cars.
The Chevrolet Volt has a range of 40 miles on pure electric but will take you 360 miles using its range extending ICE