SOURCE: Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors

June 23, 2011 10:00 ET

Tesla Motors Wins Three Stevie Awards in 9th Annual American Business Awards

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced today was awarded three Stevie awards -- Best Overall Web Design, Best Home Page, and Best in Automotive & Transport Equipment -- by the American Business Awards.

Tesla was also recognized as a finalist in the Best Writing/Content category, and Tesla's 2010 Roadster Road trip from Los Angeles to Detroit was a finalist in Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Under $10,000.

Tesla's site beat out entries from Accenture, AT&T, Webs, Inc., and other highly respected companies in winning the Stevies. Overall, more than 2,800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from the American Business Awards. From our test labs to our manufacturing floor to our website, Tesla is committed to continuous innovation," said Ricardo Reyes, Tesla's Vice President of Communications. "Tesla is building the best cars in the world, and the best tools to inform people about the benefits of EVs."

The website features in-depth looks at Tesla's innovations and the benefits of driving electric, as well as a first of its kind HTML 5 Design Studio where customers can configure their own Tesla vehicle.

More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of honorees in all categories are available at


Tesla's goal is to produce a full range of electric cars, from sports cars to mass-market vehicles -- relentlessly driving down the cost of electric vehicles. It is currently the only U.S. automaker that builds and sells highway-capable EVs in serial production. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered more than 1,600 Roadsters to customers in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific Region. Model S, the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, goes on the market in mid-2012.


Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at