Motor Trend Names Tesla Model S 2013 Car the Year

First EV to win the title

Nov 13 2012, 12:17pm CST | by

Motor Trend Names Tesla Model S 2013 Car the Year

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."

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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