2013 Tesla Model S Named One of Time's Best Inventions of 2012


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    The 2013 Tesla Model S was named one of Time's Best Inventions of 2012. | November 05, 2012

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Tesla Model S was named one of Time's Best Inventions of 2012, along with body armor for women and self-inflating tires.
  • Time praised the Model S for having the "lines of a Jaguar (and) the ability to zip for 265 miles on one charge."
  • The Model S recently was named Automobile magazine's car of the year and Yahoo! Autos car of the year.

NEW YORK — The 2013 Tesla Model S was named one of Time's Best Inventions of 2012, along with body armor for women and self-inflating tires.

"This electric four-door sedan has the lines of a Jaguar, the ability to zip for 265 miles (426 km) on one charge — that's the equivalent of 89 mpg (2.6 L/100 km) — and touchscreen controls for everything from GPS navigation to adjusting the suspension," said Time on its Web site. "Tesla is building a network of supercharger stations — six are open so far — so owners aren't tethered to their home port."

The Model S recently was named Automobile magazine's car of the year and Yahoo! Autos car of the year.

Time's list of the Best Inventions of 2012 includes the $2.5 billion Curiosity Rover that landed on Mars in August, the $245-million Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi, and a $40 motion-activated screwdriver. Time said the selections include "the affordable to the extreme." The Model S is priced at $50,000.

Edmunds says: A new trophy for the 2013 Tesla Model S.

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