Model S Alpha, in black, and the Telsa Roadster behind it.
November 13, 2012 This is the first time in the award's 64-year history that the honor goes to a car without an internal combustion engine. The magazine said the Model S is a testament to the greatness of American engineering.
September 24, 2012 Tesla Motors is an automotive rarity — a startup, and a car company that comes out of Silicon Valley, not Detroit or Japan or Germany. Tesla hopes the technology it uses to make electric cars will upend the industry.
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