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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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Today’s announcement that Fiat-Chrysler will spin off Ferrari into a separate company rocked the automotive world. Coming hot on the heels of the fiery resignation of longtime Ferrari CEO Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the Italian-American auto conglomerate’s decision to shed Ferrari seems particularly chaotic. We spoke with Dave Sullivan, an analyst at AutoPacific, to get some insider insight on the deal. “In Q2 of this year, Ferrari contributed 729 mil ...
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Oct 29 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

Today, we've got the first details on the second-generation Voltec electric-drive system that will power the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, analysis of how Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz plan to compete with Tesla Motors, and the 2015 Audi A3 TDI is the first of our five nominees for Green Car Reports 2015 Best Car To Buy award. All this a ...
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Official: Detroit Electric shows new fastback style for SP:01

Oct 29 2014 10:06am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Electric, MISC There's been a proud history of basing electric sports cars off of the Lotus Elise. Its lightweight architecture has formed the basis for the original Tesla Roadster, the PG Elektrus, the Rinspeed sQuba concept, the Zytek Elise prototype and the Dodge Circuit EV show car. But those projects have all come and gone. That run might not be over, though, as the next to raise the flag is Detroit Electric. The start ...
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How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

Oct 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Range Rover. But the German luxury marques are making plans to compete more direct with Tesla Motors and its Model S all-electric long-range luxury sedan. Al ...
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Tesla Model S Gets Huge Incentive In Shangahi: No $12K Fee For Registration

Oct 29 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has now been on sale in China for six months, but it recently received a major sales incentive from local officials in Shanghai. That city's municipal government has ruled that Tesla buyers will be exempted from paying the $12,000 registration fee required to obtain license plates. DON'T MI ...
Source: Hybrid SUV Reports   Full article at: Hybrid SUV Reports
 

 
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Tesla car owners get exemption from $12,000 Shanghai plates

Oct 29 2014 5:56am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla car owners in Shanghai can register their electric vehicles for free after the city exempted them from paying $ ...
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Detroit Electric Updates Design For SP:01 Sports Car

Oct 29 2014 2:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

It was just over a year ago that revived electric car brand Detroit Electric revealed a Lotus-based sports car not unlike the original Tesla Roadster. The car was called the SP:01 and was said to be going on sale shortly after the debut with a starting price of $135,000. Since then, Detroit Electric has reloc ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority
 

 
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1 day ago

Tesla stock bounces back 10% after Musk disputes WSJ on Twitter

Oct 28 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that sales of the electric Model S rose 65 percent in North America last month and reached a 'record high' worldw ...
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Tesla lowers Model S lease price, adds 3-month 'happiness guarantee'

Oct 28 2014 10:32am CDT | Source: I4U News: Cars

Tesla Motors is offering a wonderful opportunity for those potential buyers who might be sure at the moment whether or not they want to own a model S for a long period of time. This offer ...
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Best Car To Buy 2015 Poll, 2016 Chevy Volt Range Extender, Tesla Model S Taxi: Today's Car News

Oct 28 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

We revealed the full list of 2015 Best Car To Buy nominees yesterday, and today you can vote for your favorite in our poll. Also, get the first details on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt's four-cylinder range-extending gasoline engine, and see which city can now boast Tesla Model S taxis. All this and more ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 

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