Chevy Volt Wins Car of the Year Plug-in hybrid gets love from nation's largest auto show By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 10, 2011 11:45 AM CST 8 comments Comments Felix Kramer, founder of CalCars, poses for a photograph next to his new Chevy Volt electric car in Redwood City, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Newser) – If the desire to go green wasn’t enough to convince you to buy a Chevrolet Volt, maybe this will: The $41,000 plug-in hybrid was named North American Car of the Year at the country's largest auto show. The Volt beat out Nissan’s all-electric Leaf and Hyundai's Sonata sedan to snag the top honor at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It's the latest in a long line of awards for the car, including Motor Trend Car of the Year, CrunchGear notes—but not everyone is impressed. Bloomberg reports that Ford's Explorer grabbed Truck of the Year.