On Oscar night, will Chevy Volt be the new "it" car?

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At the 8th Annual Global Green USA pre-Oscar party held in Hollywood, CA last Wednesday, celebrities arrived in style and many of them lined up for a photo op with General Motors' star of the green carpet: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The list of A-list celebs caught on camera posing with Chevy's plug-in hybrid included director James Cameron and actor Dennis Hasbert.

Actors making friends with snazzy " green" cars on film got a kick start when Leonardo DiCaprio rolled up at the Oscars in a Toyota Prius a few years ago. Since then, numerous celebs seeking to expose their "greenness" have been caught on camera seated behind the wheel of a hybrid vehicle, some of them boldly driving a not-so-green gas-electric Cadillac Escalade hybrid.

Though some might credit the Prius with launching Hollywood's gotta-drive-something-green revolution, the question now seems to be: will the Chevy Volt, or maybe even the Nissan Leaf, knock the Prius out of the spotlight? We'll find out tomorrow night.

[Source: Green Car Reports]

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