Tesla’s Model S Wins Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year Award | Automotive Training Centre

If you don’t recognize the name, that’s because Tesla is fairly new to the car game. Founded in 2003, they made a name for themselves as car makers that are determined to “prove that electric vehicles could be awesome.” So far, they’ve lived up to their promise.

The Tesla Roadster is completely sold out in North America.

The first car Tesla released was the Roadster, which really put them on the map as producers of high-quality and high-performance cars. With a price tag of $109,000US, the Roadster is officially sold out in North America, making Tesla’s auto debut one that will go down in history.

 

Now they’re winning awards for their new kid on the block, the Model S.

Speed & Comfort

So what’s so special about this car? Well, there are a few things actually. Aside from being electric, the Model S is also one of the fastest American-built sedans ever made. Their Signature Performance model can go from 0-60 in 4 seconds without losing its great handling. Apart from speed, the Model S also offers comfort and convenience with enough room to fit 7 people. That’s more than most SUVs. …Did someone say road trip?

Good Design Leads to Glory

Tesla Model S
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Also, in order to make this car, Tesla has done everything differently. Because of the sophistication of their parts and designs, almost every piece is made in-house. They also sell each car by reservation only.

Seeing as how the Tesla models are being sold quicker than they are being made, they must be doing something right. They have already have sold out everything in their Signature line, despite a jaw dropping sticker price between $90K and $105K.

With all this, they’ve certainly gotten buzz, including a spot on the Late Show with David Letterman, giving the emission-free electric car yet another spot on centre stage. And electric car fans are waiting with anticipation for 2014, when Tesla plans on launching the debut of the Model X.

As Tesla wins Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year Award, it is clear that electric cars are going to become a regular sight on the road. That means new skills to add to your Auto Technician training. And if other companies adopt their production model, that’ll affect the future of Auto Parts and Warehousing too.

How are you preparing for the change and how do you think it’s going to change automotive careers in the future?

Categories: Canadian Auto Industry News
Tags: automotive careers, automotive news, car of the year award, Tesla Model S

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