Our initial response to Motor Trend saying it was “giving away” a Tesla Model S, was “we’ll take it.” Alas, it’s only a simulated version.
The publication, which last November named the all-electric luxury sedan its Car of the Year, is hooking up with social-networking game Car Town by offering to “give” a (theoretical) Model S to game players who want to win fake races and score fake dates in the process. Hey, the 50 million people who play Car Town on Facebook can’t be wrong. If this sounds like something you’d be into, go here to sign up for the contest.
Meantime, back in the real world, Tesla said last week that the company has ramped up to full production capacity of 400 Model S vehicles a week and delivered about 2,400 Model S vehicles during the fourth quarter. Those sales were about equal with the Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid and trailed only the Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius Plug-in and Nissan Leaf among US plug-in vehicle sales.
By Danny King