The 2011 Chevrolet Volt took home the "Green Car of the Year" award at the 2010 LA Auto Show. Did the Volt’s success rest on hype or does Chevy’s new extended-range electric sedan deserve the recognition?

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt took home the "Green Car of the Year" award at the 2010 LA Auto Show. Did the Volt’s success rest on hype or does Chevy’s new extended-range electric sedan deserve the recognition?