Tesla wins Motor Trend Car of the Year with all electric Model S
Motor Trend has made the unanimous decision on Monday, November 12th in making the Tesla Model S to be the 2013 Car of the Year. The Model S will be Tesla’s first sedan and is all electric.
The Model S will be Tesla’s first sedan that is all electric and the first all electric built and marketed from the ground up available to a mass market.
Most people drool when they see a Tesla roadster pass them on the highway but the sporty looking all electric sport cars are priced for those in the more affluent market. Many critics said the idea of a new start up all electric car company was next to impossible to achieve but to the amazement of many Tesla kept going, and they have now expanded their fleet offering cars that are truly modestly priced.
The latest model from Tesla is being called the Model S, and it was awarded by Motor Trend magazine as the 2013 Car of the Year. Motor Trend states that this is the first time in their history that the decision was made unanimous by the judges.
Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO stated to the press, “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…Nothing illustrates this more clearly than winning Motor Trend’s Car of the Year by unanimous decision against a field of exceptional competitors.”
Many will agree with Motor Trend’s decision on this new Tesla sedan, and this Tesla sedan just an absolutely phenomenal car of the future. The car comes with an impressive 300-mile range (85kWh model) and can reach 60MPH in less than 4 seconds! The car is also the world’s first high end all electric sedan designed from the ground up that is available to a mass market. It is a solid car, and it has a near perfect weight distribution along with a low center of gravity making it agile and responsive on the road with its 19” aluminum wheels. Of course the interior console is just fantastic with a full 17” in-dash touch screen pad available with an Internet connection and satellite radio along with a GPS function.
The main powers available for the car are three options and all with lithium ion batteries. They offer 40kWh, 60 and 85kWh of power. The 85kWh offers the driver a near 300-mile range but adds a lot ot the final cost of the vehicle.
Tesla claims that since a regular engine is absent in their sedan, they offer more cargo space with two trunk areas, which is very nice. The exact specs on this all-electric sedan are impressive. The legroom is 42.7/35.4” and a seating capacity for 5 grown adults and a total cargo area is a roomy 31.6 cubic feet. The body on this car is made of a special aluminum alloy that is super strong with boron steel reinforced regions on the frame.
If you are truly interested in owning a Tesla model S, you need to put down a 5 thousand U.S. dollar reserve payment. The cost of the car starts out just under 50,000.00 U.S. dollars and it qualifies for the U.S. Federal tax credit for driving a car with zero emissions. For more information on reserving your very own Tesla you can check out their website at www.teslamotors.com