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The automotive journalist judges behind the World Green Car of the Year apparently with the overwhelming majority of AutoblogGreen readers, as they've just named the Tesla Model S their winner. We don't yet know what the official ballots were, but our informal poll had the Tesla beating the other two finalists – the all-electric Renault Zoe and the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid – with over 82 percent of the vote.

This is just the latest win for the Model S. The all-electric sedan was named "Car of the Year" by both Automobile and Motor Trend in 2012 and even Time Magazine called it of the 25 Best Inventions of the year.

Previous winners include the Mercedes-Benz S250 CDI BlueEfficiency (2012), Chevrolet Volt (2011) Volkswagen BlueMotion (2010) and Honda FCX Clarity (2009).


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      LEONARD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Congrads Tesla, but were just under four months of 2013 and it has green car of the year???
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LEONARD
        The award criteria apparently allows cars that didn't even quite come out yet to win the award. It says so right in this article.
      RC
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was a no contest. The Model S is simply awesome.
      Ugo Sugo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ironically, in 10-20 years the models S will be looked at with the same distaste as at a Hummer gas guzzler!
        Chris M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ugo Sugo
        Maybe Ugo might look at it that way - because he can't afford either one. But I suspect the rest of the world doesn't think the same way Ugo does.
        carney373
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ugo Sugo
        Why?
          Robert.Boston
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carney373
          The Model S is highly aerodynamic, and its motor is also highly efficient. The battery? Well, no, it's going to look primitive, but the battery is designed to be swapped out. In ten years when my Model S battery needs replacing, I expect that it will be with something lighter and providing even more range. Perhaps Ugo is complaining about the size of the car. Many Americans like big cars, and the Model S is no larger than top-end Mercedes, BMWs, or Audis. Not everyone wants to drive an econo-box.
          Letstakeawalk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carney373
          Hopefully, BEVs will continue to march forward, getting lighter and more efficient. We can only hope that those improvements will make these early-gen BEVs look positively wasteful!
      jwyola
      • 2 Years Ago
      As Tesla lays off and furloughs workers... Will the Tesla S sell fewer or more than the Chevy Volt? When will people realize that when you pull your S into a charging station, you are using coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, some hydro power to recharge your vehicle. Solyndra all over again.
        VL00
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jwyola
        Wrong, troll. Power sources vary, mine is nuclear. Many owners use solar. Do you think we're going to be burning oil at every increasing rates for an infinite number years? Get a brain
        Chris M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jwyola
        Tesla isn't laying off or furloughing workers, they're at full production, you've confused them with Fisker. As for comparing the Model S sales to Volt sales, it's too early to tell for sure which one will sell more this year, but they're both selling very well.
      Naturenut99
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank God they were honest and used their brains. The only option was the Model S. There were no others more deserving.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Congrats Tesla, you've worked hard to earn this!
      mrtimmaulden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tesla is an awsome vehicle.
      MK2
      • 2 Years Ago
      No brainer...
      Spec
      • 2 Years Ago
      The "Volkswagen BlueMotion (2010) and Honda FCX Clarity (2009)" have sure move onto bigger wins. *rollseyes*
      gls1152
      • 2 Years Ago
      someone should tryto do a video of all the landfill waste that goes into making a car . just making flat rolled steel generates huge waste and pollution . and that is just one step
      Airton Azevedo
      • 2 Years Ago
      like wow I am surprised, congrats Tesla!
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      EMISSION IMPOSSIBLE.
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