This should have gone into the Wednesday WTF post, because it is a real WTF.
Motor Trend magazine has just named the battery-powered EV, the Tesla Model S, it's Car of The Year for 2013.
That rates a BFD, because you won't see a lot of them in showrooms. With production just now ramping up from 10 per week to 100 (that 100 figure is for "bodies", not out-the-door completed cars), the car will remain somewhat of a curiosity item, not a mainstream vehicle. Tesla swears that next year, they will produce 20,000 cars, but I wouldn't bet a nickel on that, since they haven't met a production goal on time yet.
Next, the matter of pricing. It appears that a base-level Model S can be had for around $60K, if you don't get stuck paying a large Additional Dealer Profit, which is likely, since all those Hollywoodians will be clamoring for them. The top-performing model costs almost twice as much, well over $100K, and is clearly out of the price level for all but a very few car buyers.
Here's the article from Motor Trend. Now, will you MT filk please publish all the emails between your magazine and the White House, the Car Czar, Al Gore, etc, the usual greenie-weenie suspects? Not holding my breath on THAT request.