AAA announced that its Automobile Club of Southern California Automotive Research Center selected the Tesla Model S as its winner out of 83 "green" vehicles tested for its latest 2014 AAA Green Car Guide.

The Tesla Model S P85, the version tested here, crushed the competition.

You don't have to take our word for it though.  Here's a link to the 140-page detailed PDF put out by the Automobile Club of Southern California Automotive Research Center.  You must check it out, as it's one of the most comprehensive "green" guides we've ever seen.

Hybrids, battery electric, compressed natural gas-powered, diesel, plug-in hybrid and all other types of "green" cars were tested.  Scores were given based on the criteria below:

Scoring Criteria

Scoring Criteria

And here are the scores for the 83 tested vehicles:

Scores

Scores

Scores Continued

Scores Continued

And a breakdown of the results for the Tesla Model S.

Tesla Model S Score

Tesla Model S Score

Each tested vehicle has a "breakdown" page similar to the Model S one shown above, so do please follow this PDF link to check out the guide in its entirety.  It's pure awesomeness on your computer screen.  I assure you of that.