Tesla Motors vann the Globe Sustainability Innovation Award 2009. The award was presented to Tesla Motor’s Vice President Michael van der Sande mottog priset ur Kronprinsessan Victorias hand i Stockholm den tredje juni. Klicka här om Du vill läsa mer på engelska ur pressmeddelandet som innehåller bilden.

The goal of the Globe Sustainability Innovation Award is to discover and encourage prominent sustainable innovators. The Jury’s motivation:

”Tesla stood out among the many worthy applicants to the Globe Award for Sustainable Innovation both for its level of impact and for its approach.The Tesla Model S Sedan will be the world’s first highway-capable, mass-produced electric vehicle produced in what is planned to be the world’s greenest factory. The impact of Tesla’s effort reaches well beyond this one car – it sets the stage for a revolution in transportation that could quite literally reduce global petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by more than one third each.” 

”The potential for impact is real at a global scale: First, this product establishes a platform for a massive reduction in greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions, paving the way for significant health improvements as a result. Second, by mainstreaming electric vehicle technology, Tesla has taken the lead in innovating in an industry that has been technologically dependent on 100-year-old internal combustion technology”, says Philip DesAutels.

About Tesla Motors 
Tesla Motors Inc. designs, manufactures and sells 100% electric cars and advanced electric vehicle components. The Tesla Roadster is the first vehicle to integrate zero petroleum consumption, high energy efficiency, and great driving performance. Tesla is changing the metaphor of the automobile industry by mass-producing sustainable zero-emission vehicles. Based in California, USA. www.teslamotors.com