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Tesla Model S named Motor Trend's car of the year

5:44 PM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
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The auto industry is shifting gears. For first time ever, Motor Trend's car of the year is an all-electric car -- the Tesla Model S took the top prize.

The magazine started with 11 finalists, including Ford Fusion, Porsche 911, and Hyundai Azera.

In the end, the decision was unanimous. 

Motor Trend said the Tesla Model S was one of the most efficient cars, with an electric capacity of 75 miles per gallon.

The luxury car can also go from zero to 60 miles per hour in four seconds.

Thanks to its electric motor, the Model S is quiet -- and since there is no engine, Tesla has more space for passengers and cargo.

But it comes with a hefty price tag.

The car retails for $50,000 to $100,000, depending on desired mileage.

Basically, the farther you want to go on one charge, the more it will cost you.

CNN

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