Car of the Year Awarded to Tesla Electric Motors

American car manufacturer, Tesla Motors, have won Motor Trend Magazine’s ‘Car of the Year’ Award with an electric sedan.

The battery-powered Model S sedan was named the 2013 winner and is the first award for Elon Musk, owner and developer at Tesla Motors.

It is the first time the award has been given to an electric car and consequently Tesla and working to accelerate production.

“It is a testament not only to the luxury sedan and electric car segment, but to American engineering overall,” said Edward Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend in a written statement.

“To be the first car in the 64-year history of the award to be powered by something other than gasoline must mean it is very special.”

Motor Trend has stated that the Tesla 2013 Model S, with a $AU55,000 price tag, beat competitors including BMW’s 3 Series Sedan, Ford’s Fusion Sedan, Honda’s Accord and Toyota’s 2013 Lexus GS.

The Palo Alto, California-based carmaker, named for inventor Nikola Tesla, is racing to expand Model S production at its plant in Fremont, California, saying  that next year it will build at least 20,000 of the cars and add the Model X electric sport-utility vehicle in 2014.

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