Entry-Level Tesla Model S Takes Home 2016 Crown

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Whether or not Consumer Reports pulls its recommendation for the Tesla Model S doesn’t really matter, as the electric sedan has managed to accumulate a cult-like following all around the world since its release a few years ago.

Looking at how the Model S compares to other EVs, pure electric or not, it is difficult to not recognize the vehicle as the most acclaimed green car of 2015 and 2016.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is one of the automotive entities that is inclined to agree, since it has named the 2015 Tesla Model S 70D as the 2016 AAA Green Car of the Year.

While the other two top green vehicles recognized by AAA, the BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium, are also purely electric drives, the association also acknowledges green efforts from all other corners of the automotive industry.

There is also an award for the greenest vehicle in the pickup truck segment, which is typically known for its lack of fuel efficiency. The 2015 Ford F-150 Supercab Lariat took home top honors for that.