In order to avoid the entire stoppage, the corporate made electrical and portable refrigerators and automotive accessories amongst other objects. After the war, GM began producing the Oldsmobile and Pontiac traces and later Chevrolet was added. The Chevrolet division largely recovered from the economic downturn of 2007–2010 via launching new automobiles and enhancing current lines. GM started growing more fuel efficient vehicles and vans to compete with international automakers. In late 2010 General Motors began production of the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt, offered as the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera in Europe, which obtained a quantity of awards together with the 2012 North American Car of the Year, European Car of the Year, and World Green Car of the Year. The Volt/Ampera family was the world’s best selling plug-in electrical car in 2012 with 31,four hundred items sold.