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Motor Trend Names Tesla Model S 2013 Car the Year

Motor Trend Names Tesla Model S 2013 Car the Year

Nov 13 2012, 12:17pm CST | by

First EV to win the title

Motor Trend has announced its pick for the 2013 Car of the Year, and the automotive publication has chosen the Tesla Model S. This marks the first time that an electric vehicle has ever taken home...

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Motor Trend Names Tesla Model S 2013 Car the Year

Nov 13 2012, 12:17pm CST | by

First EV to win the title

Motor Trend has announced its pick for the 2013 Car of the Year, and the automotive publication has chosen the Tesla Model S. This marks the first time that an electric vehicle has ever taken home the Car of the Year award from motor trend. Motor trend editor at large Angus MacKenzie says that the Model S is "one of the quickest four-door sedans ever built."

The Model S has certainly turned a lot of heads is one of the best looking electric cars on the market and also offers impressive driving range on battery power alone. The car began shipping earlier this year and be out 11 other finalists for the award. Those other finalists included the Porsche Boxster, BMW 3-series, and the Lexus GS.

"Our aspiration with the Model S was to show that an electric car truly can be better than any gasoline car, which is a critical step towards the widespread adoption of sustainable transport," Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk said in a statement. "Nothing illustrates this more clearly than winning Motor Trend’s Car of the Year by unanimous decision against a field of exceptional competitors."

 
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Filed under: Truck, Etc., Government/Legal, Toyota, Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough to get her out of a speeding ticket. ...
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Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Jul 24 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: Autoblog

DIRECTV Celebrates The Second Season Of ROGUE
Filed under: Truck, Etc., Government/Legal, Toyota, Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough to get her out of a speeding ticket. "I wasn't speeding. I was qualifying ...
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Tesla's gigafactory could make electric cars rival gas cars

Jul 23 2014 8:05pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

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The massive lithium-ion battery plant is slated to open in 2017 and is said to bring down the battery cost per kWh by 30 percen ...
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TopSpeed Podcast Episode 021 LIVE

Jul 23 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

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Ladies and Gentleman, tomorrow is the TopSpeed Podcast day. Or Thursday as the boring people call it. We would love it if you would join us for the 21st Episode of our awesome podcast LIVE tomorrow at Noon (1200 EDT).This week I get to talk about the Nissan Versa Note, Justin had a Miata, and Mark played around with a Lexus IS convertible.For the news portion of our show we have the Tesla Model III, spy shots of ...
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2015 VW e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI, Tesla Model X Prep, 2015 Ford F-150 Engine Details: Today's Car News

Jul 23 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

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Today on Green Car Reports: We drive the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car and Golf TDI diesel back to back, Tesla halts Model S assembly to prepare for the Model X, and Ford details fuel-efficient engines for the 2015 F-150. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric or diesel? We compare the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf TDI in a ...
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Audi won't race BMW and Tesla in EVs - report

Jul 23 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Unplugged Performance sweetens the look of your Tesla Model S for around $6,000

Jul 23 2014 9:08am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Tesla Motors, AutoblogGreen Exclusive Tesla electric vehicles are no strangers to the tuner set. Saleen is working on a modified Model S. Brabus once offered neon for your Roadster. And new we find a number of body panel upgrades for the Model S from Unplugged Performance. Unplugged Performance has its offices right by the Tesla's Supercharger in Hawthorne, CA, and sales manager Mark Borushko told Au ...
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Is This The Site Of Tesla's Gigafactory Battery Plant?

Jul 23 2014 8:10am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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Way back in April, the hype over which state would get Tesla Motors' Gigafactory battery plant reached its zenith. But an official announcement was never made, and since then it's been more or less radio silence. Now, some new clues lead Tesla-watchers to think that a site near Reno, Nevada will be the home of the Gigafactory. Read ...
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Tesla Halts Model S Assembly, Prepares For Model X

Jul 23 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

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Tesla Motors has halted production of the Model S electric car while it upgrades the assembly line for its next vehicle--the Model X crossover. A two-week production hiatus will give the firm enough time to complete a full $100 million upgrade to the plant, before production restarts at increased speed. According to Bloomberg, the ...
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Tesla stops Model S production to get Fremont plant ready for Model X

Jul 23 2014 5:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Tesla Motors spokesman Simon Sproule told Bloomberg production of the Model S has been stopped to make the necessary pr ...
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