Tesla Model S named car of the year by Motor Trend

November 13, 2012 12:13:00 PM PST
Motor Trend magazine has named the Tesla Model S car of the year.

The 2013 Tesla Model S is the first non-gasoline powered car to earn the honor.

The Tesla Model S beat out finalists including both family and luxury cars ranging from Ford, Honda and Subaru to Lexus and Porsche.

The Model S comes with a luxury-car price tag. It starts at around $50,000.