Motor Trend named the Tesla Model S electric vehicle as their 2013 Car of the Year!
It is the first time in Motor Trend’s 64-year history that the award has gone to a vehicle not powered by an internal combustion engine.
“It drives like a sports car, eager and agile and instantly responsive,” wrote Angus MacKenzie, editor-at-large of Motor Trend Magazine. “But it’s also as smoothly effortless as a Rolls-Royce, can carry almost as much stuff as a Chevy Equinox, and is more efficient than a Toyota Prius.”
The announcement is a boost for an EV industry labeled a failure by some analysts and politicians.