Chevrolet & OnStar Take Home Edison Awards
By: Chaiti Sen
April 11, 2011 2:00 am ET
Chevrolet was a big winner at the Edison Awards on Tuesday, April 5 in New York City. The Chevrolet Volt was awarded with the Gold Medal for the most innovative new product in the Personal Transportation segment, adding to a long list of accoldades the Volt has already received since it hit the market late last year. At the awards ceremony, the OnStar Mobile App won the silver medal for Best New Product in the Transportation in the Remote Driving Aids Segment.
“Being selected as an Edison Award winner validates our drive to develop an all-new transportation solution,” said Tony Posawatz, Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Line Director. “Innovation has been at the heart of the Volt from its onset; from the development of the Li-ion battery to the drive unit and the driver connectivity.”
The Edison Awards recognize new innovations and are voted on by roughly 2,000 members of the not-for-profit Marketing Executives Networking Group, America’s top executives and academics nominations based on societal impact, marketplace innovation, marketplace success and market structure innovation of new products launched in the past year. The awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Edison whose innovations and new product developments earned him 1,093 U.S. patents.
For more information on Chevrolet and OnStar’s awards: http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/news.detail.brand_GM.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2011/Apr/0407_edison
For more information on the Edison Awards: http://edisonawards.com/