David Thomas, 40, of Sanford, Florida, won Chevrolet’s national contest to name the Volt’s lead paint color and the opportunity to be the first consumer to test-drive a pre-production Volt. Nearly 3,000 people cast their votes at chevroletvoltage.com for Thomas’ “Viridian Joule” suggestion.
Chevrolet announced the winner in Los Angeles during press days for the auto show.
“I looked at the photo of the Volt on the contest web site and thought it looked emerald in color, which led to jewel and then to an alternate yet appropriate play on that word – joule [a unit of electrical energy for the non technical],” said Thomas.
Although it was a close race among the three finalists throughout the contest, “Viridian Joule” led throughout the two-week voting period.