Tesla Supercharger Among List of Nominees for AOL's 2013 Automotive Technology of the Year Award
"Tesla fans, please VOTE to help Tesla's #Supercharger win the AOL Autos Technology of the Year award!"
Is Tesla's Supercharger Worthy of the Award?
Says Tesla Motors via its Facebook page.
At first, there were 40 nominees for the AOL Autos Technology of the Year award in the areas of Connectivity, Active Safety, Telematics and Fuel Economy. Now, the list consists of only 6 finalists.
AOL is "inviting you to take a seat at the judges’ table." By this, AOL means that you're allowed to vote. According to AOL Autos:
"The result of this vote is equal to that of one judge, with the overall winner being announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2014."
"You may vote once every 24 hours. There can only be one winner - the challenge is on!"
To vote, click here.
We'd mention the other 5 nominees if they had something to do with plug-in vehicles, but since none of them do, they get excluded by us.
Here are some of the reasons why AOL Autos thinks the Tesla Supercharger is worthy of being a finalist:
"...true luxury means freedom. Freedom to go anywhere at anytime. To allay the fear of limited range (often called "range anxiety") Tesla has begun building a no-cost network of fast-charging stations using at distances across the U.S. meant to make a cross-country drive feasible."
"The fast-charging stations work as advertised, and represent a bold effort by the upstart company to not only build world-class cars, but the infrastructure to support them. For this reason, the Tesla Supercharger was voted a finalist for Technology of the Year."
"Each station Tesla is building will have up to twelve stalls while some will have solar panels to help generate electricity. Charging for Tesla owners is free."
Source: AOL Autos