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Happy 2012, the year of the Tesla Model S

Happy 2012, the year of the Tesla Model S

Happy 2012 to all Teslats! What awards and when do you expect for the Model S?

Motor Trend car of the year? Etc.

dsm363 | 1 gennaio 2012

Easily all of the green car awards and I can see car of the year awards as well. It will be an exciting year for Tesla.

Teoatawki | 2 gennaio 2012

I expect 2012 will be remembered as the year everything changed, when electric cars first made sense.

That's why I'm known here as Teoatawki, the end of ALL THINGS AS WE KNOW IT!

But you can call me Teo.

gagliardilou | 2 gennaio 2012

Thats cool Teo.

Car of the year for sure.

David M. | 3 gennaio 2012

@William - actually I prefer the terms "Teslads" & "Teslassies".

Remember, you saw it here first!

Definitely, Motor Trend Car of the Year.
Oh selfish me, I can't wait to toss the key to the valet and whisper "Keep it Close", as if he wasn't going to do that anyway!

brianman | 3 gennaio 2012

It'll be a year or more before I let a valet touch the keys.

Teoatawki | 3 gennaio 2012

@brianman
That's why we have valet mode.

Mark2131@CA-US | 3 gennaio 2012

Teoatawki,

That should be your license plate!
You'd probably get tired of explaining it though!

Teoatawki | 3 gennaio 2012

I'd probably do it if I could get 9 characters.

I'd either get a personalized license plate holder or a bumper sticker to explain it.

brianman | 3 gennaio 2012

@Teao
Until at least the first year mark, only blood relatives will be in the driver seat.

Teoatawki | 3 gennaio 2012

My expectation is a little different. One restaurant we visit is 100% valet parking. I'm not going to park on a crowded street and walk to the restaurant.

Also, I feel some responsibility as an early owner of the best EV, to be an ambassador for Tesla and EVs, which means I will be letting some civilians behind the wheel. I expect to be in the copilot seat whenever it happens, though.

phb | 3 gennaio 2012

I, too, will be allowing some folks to take it for a spin.... but NEVER without me in the passenger seat.