Tesla’s lauded electric sedan, the Model S, has won yet another award, the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award. The Model S was also recently selected as the “Car of the Year” by Automobile Magazine and the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, and was named as one of the “25 Best Inventions of 2012” by Time Magazine.
These awards seem to very accurately represent public opinion on the Model S. AutoblogGreen recently ran its own poll to determine what its readers thought was the car of the year. The results weren’t even close, Tesla’s Model S won a full 82% of the vote, crushing the primary competitors, the Renault Zoe and the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid.
Tesla’s been on something of a roll lately, even with its recent spat with The New York Times. As of February 2013, the company has already sold 5,350 units, well on track to reach its goal for this year. And over the past couple of weeks it has been producing an impressive 500 Model S’s every week.
It even announced recently that it is set to pay back its DOE loan 5 years early.