At last week's SEMA show, a show not known for its embrace of green car technologies, hybrids finally made an impact on the annual SEMA Vehicle Design Awards. The awards finally added a hybrid category, and the inaugural winner was the Chevrolet Silverado Classic Hybrid. True to SEMA's aftermarket audience, the Silverado wasn't chosen for its reduced emissions, but because it because the hybrid that is most friendly to accessories. For its part, Chevy said the award proved the Silverado, which won with almost 22 percent of the vote, was now the "benchmark" in this new design category.

For more on the other award winners (in the car, truck and SUV categories) see this post over at Autoblog.

[Source: SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association)]

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