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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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7 hours ago

Former Fisker CEO has some advice for Tesla Motors

Oct 22 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors Former Fisker Automotive CEO and ex-Chevrolet Volt vehicle-line director Tony Posawatz has some words of caution for Tesla Motors. The long-time automaker executive questions the California automaker's long-term viability - and gives some praise - in a talk with Benzinga, which you can listen to below. While the all-wheel-drive D that Tesla unveiled earlier this month in Southern Californi ...
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9 hours ago

Daimler sells off their stake in Tesla, says they will still cooperate

Oct 22 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Daimler has announced they have reorganized their partnership with Tesla and sold off their roughly four percent stake in the au ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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12 hours ago

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Signs 'Anti-Tesla' Bill, Banning Direct Sales

Oct 22 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

For Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], selling electric cars has proved more controversial than making them. Tesla's company-owned stores have come under fire in multiple states, where car dealer associations view them as a threat to traditional franchised dealerships. The latest battleground is Michigan, which r ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority
 

 
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13 hours ago

Billionaire Dan Gilbert Slams Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Over “Anti-Tesla” Law

Oct 22 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (above) signed a law that included a last-minute legal tweak that would ban Tesla’s direct-to-customers auto sales model in the Midwestern state. Snyder has been taking a lot of heat for the move–including from Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert, who took advantage of his stint guest-hosting this morning’s Squawk Box on CNBC to blast the governor’s decision to support the legislation crammed in by Michigan’s dealership carte ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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14 hours ago

GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

Oct 22 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Last week, we told you about a hastily amended bill in Michigan that would prevent Tesla from setting up shop in the Wolverine State. It had passed both houses of the legislature and was headed to Governor Rick Snyder's desk. The only question remaining was: would Snyder sign it? ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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14 hours ago

Anti-Tesla Bill Signed, Titanium-Dioxide Battery, Charging Station Combo: Today's Car News

Oct 22 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

We've got lots of electric-car news today. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signs an anti-Tesla bill, researchers claim a new titanium-dioxide battery can charge faster and last longer, and an Italian site covers all of the DC fast-charging bases. All this and more on Green Car Reports. ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 
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14 hours ago

Mercedes-Benz Parent Daimler Divests Itself of Tesla Holdings

Oct 22 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Daimler has sold its share in Tesla in its entirety. In 2009, the German carmaker acquired 9.1 percent of Tesla, which was in a dire financial position at the time; it then divested 40 percent of that stake to Abu Dhabi later that year. Both companies have worked together closely. For a while, the last-gen Smart Fortwo ED was available with a Tesla-supplied battery pack. Today, the Mercedes-Benz B-clas ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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15 hours ago

Daimler divests remaining interest in Tesla

Oct 22 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Tesla, Electric, Ownership Back in 2009, Daimler acquired over 9 percent of Tesla. A couple of months later, it sold 40 percent of that stake to Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments. The following year, Tesla listed on the stock exchange and Daimler's interest was reduced to 4 percent. But now the German industrial giant has announced it is selling that 4 percent and divesting from Tesla altogether in a liquidation ...
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15 hours ago

Now That's Combo Quick Charging: CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla Supercharger

Oct 22 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

The growing number of DC fast-charging stations is making life a little more convenient for electric-car drivers--provided they can match their vehicles to the right plug. There are currently three major DC fast-charging standards in use--CHAdeMO, Combined Charging Standard (CCS), and Tesla Motors' Supercharger--but only one charging site ha ...
Source: Hybrid SUV Reports   Full article at: Hybrid SUV Reports
 

 
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16 hours ago

Michigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called 'Corrupt Politics At Its Worst'

Oct 22 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

As expected, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers online in the state. The bill removes one word--"its"--from existing state franchise law, which had originally been enacted to prevent franchised dealers from competition by the automakers who ...
Source: All Small Cars   Full article at: All Small Cars
 

 

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