The latest Tesla Model S has made it into the running to nab the Motor Trend Car of the Year award. Back in 2013, the vehicle had grabbed the highly sought-after title and this time it is back with the 60/75kWh Model S to try for the victory again.
The 2017 Tesla Model S will be competing against the Chevrolet Bolt EV for the title but it appears that the Chevy Volt has been left out of the running as it failed to make it into the list of finalists.
The updated Model S 60 comes with a whole lot of nifty features including the option of upgrading the 60kWh battery to the 75kWh unit, thanks to an OTA update to its software. That said, keep in mind that the 60kWh is $8,500 less than the 75kWh trim but you’ll have to fork out $9,000 is you wish to update it later.
There’s no doubt that the Model S and the Bolt EV are great finalists for the Car of the Year award but it is quite surprising that the Volt failed to make it into the list despite being the second top-seller in the country among EVs.