Wait. No mention of the astonishing inflection point the Model S
represents — that this is the first COTY winner in the 64-year
history of the award not powered by an internal combustion engine?
Sure, the Tesla’s electric powertrain delivers the driving
characteristics and packaging solutions that make the Model S
stand out against many of its internal combustion engine peers.
But it’s only a part of the story. At its core, the Tesla Model S
is simply a damned good car you happen to plug in to refuel.