The 2017 Tesla Model S has been given another chance at getting the Motor Trend Car of the Year, after first winning it back in 2013. The 60/75kWh version was put up for the 2017 Car of the Year Finalist.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV was also on the short list and it might be taking home its first award. The Chevy Volt has been left out in the cold though as while it was down as a contender, it didn’t actually make it as a finalist.
There is a lot to like about the Tesla Model S 60 of course and one of the best is the upgrade from 60kWh to 75kWh thanks to OTA software updates. The 60kWh is less than the 75kWh trim by $8, 500 and the S60 have the larger capacity. Anyone who gets the base model is able to upgrade to full at any time for $9,000 extra.
While we were pleased to see that the Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Bolt EV made it as finalists in the COTY awards it has surprised us to find out that the Chevrolet Volt didn’t make it as a finalist as after all it has been the second best seller in the US for electric vehicles.
So do you think that the Chevrolet Volt EV didn’t make it as one of the finalists?