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2012/2013 Awards?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by NEWDL, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    I saw on AutoBlog Green that the finalists for 2013 Green car of the year were announced and I was extremely disappointed to not see Model S on the list. Are we aware of any awards given or potential awards in the works?
     
  2. Tempus

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    The only thing i could think of regarding that was the following comment from the article:
    specifically, "affordable mass-market", which is something they might have had a hard time making the argument for regarding the Model S
     
  3. ElSupreme

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    There is/was that pesky problem where no one could actually drive a Model S for quite a while. That alone would probably disqualify it in these tests.
     
  4. Todd Burch

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  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    It's going to be a close one with the Subaru/Scion given that the latter has the requisite sex appeal and the mainstream price tag.
     
  6. brianman

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    #6 brianman, Oct 30, 2012
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    On a somewhat related note, it's somewhat amusing that Motor Trend already has December articles posted:
    2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GL - Motor Trend


    In a nearby article:
    I couldn't find a full list of contenders on the site. Bad site design IMO.
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Bummer. I was talking about Motor Trend though, not NACTOY. Are they the same thing?

    Also, there's still the issue that a competent content provider should be making what I was searching for (the full contender/nominee list) straightforward to find directly (via menus) or via search.

    That's at least 2 strikes against Motor Trend in 2012 for me so far.
     
  9. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Oh, you are right, NACOTY is not the same as MotorTrend's COTY. NACOTY is arguably more "prestigious" given the announcements around it during the Detroit Auto Show in January.
     
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    Nice! Now someone needs to correct the user comments like the one on the picture saying you can't use the screen while driving,
     
  12. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Ive also read all the negativity. Its pretty unreal that so many people have a dislike for electric vehicles.

    Its a great car and since tesla is a new company there are bound to be some bugs. I'm just hoping people will realize once the model S is a great car. Its one step closer to getting off oil.
     
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    They have a few nice photos, but I can't seen to get a hi-res view of them...anybody found a better link?
     
  16. ckessel

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    Despite the horrendously ignorant and partisan commenters, the article is great press for Tesla. Having their name pop at, or near, the top of various car of the year awards is a ton of free advertising and validation of the company.
     
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    It is Yahoo .... I didn't realize Yahoo was still around :wink:
    lots of ignant posers
     
  18. NEWDL

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    Still, they are a voice (unfortunately). It's such a shame for most of the folks responding to the article. True - Most people can't afford THIS car (myself included). That's not really the point. If they were to take some time to review Tesla's plan, they would see they are working their way down the price scale. Roadster = 100k+ Model S = Ranges between 57k to 100k Model X (yet to be priced, but assumptions are S-like) GenIII - This is where we get down further into the 30k range. Continue moving down from there. No one has ever claimed this (the S) to be the "everyday person's" car. What they need to see is the plan and the vision, what they have accomplished, are accomplishing now, and are movig towards in the very near future, and that is performance that rivals the best, styling that rivals the best, and range that well exceeds the current offerings.

    Ahhhhh, common sense... it's a b@#$h aint it? ;)
     
  20. Todd Burch

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    You expect WAY too much from the everyday man :wink:. (And I use "man" in the gender-neutral sort of way).
     

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