Europe and Asia together accounted for just 111 Volt sales. That's one-hundred-eleven, as in barely over a hundred. To roughly a couple of billion potential customers. Anyone still think that schools in Europe and Asia aren't graduating MUCH smarter kids than American schools are?
As far as European auto journalists naming this joke clown-car their "Car of the Year", it occurs to me that maybe they recognized that it was one American car that represented absolutely NO THREAT WHATSOEVER to their domestic auto industry - or maybe they just have a great sense of humor.