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Plug-ins take top honours at Belgian Green Car awards

Returning to the Zolder Circuit for its fourth consecutive year, the event is aimed at bringing green motoring stakeholders together, with awards presented for environmentally conscious cars, vans and scooters. The jury comprises journalists, university professors, fleet managers and environmental organizations.

Volvo collected the Green Car of the Year title for the V60 Plug-in Hybrid, commended for its high power and efficiency, while the Opel Ampera and Nissan LEAF were runners up.

The Chevrolet Volt collected Green Fleet Car of the Year in recognition of its adoption among leasing companies and potential to push the electric vehicle market forward. It beat the 1.6-litre diesel versions of the Audi A3 Sportback and BMW 1 Series to the top slot.

In the city car category the Toyota Yaris Hybrid was tied for second place with the Volkswagen Eco-Up CNG, both beaten by the Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost, while the Renault Twizy was named Clean e-Quadricycle of the Year.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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