The fact that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is picking up steam all over the world should not be a surprise to anybody at this point. The company’s stock has tripled in 2013, and a growing number of consumers are interested in buying one of these electric vehicles.
Things are looking up for Tesla, despite some recent setbacks in the United States.
Most recently, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) was named a winner of the fourth annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. awards.
This is good news for the company, as people around the world begin to take notice of what it has to offer and how it is going to change the future.
According to a recent Automotive News article, “L.E.A.D.E.R. stands for Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence, and Research. The awards recognize one top achievement each for innovation in product development and environmental technology, supplier technology and retailing.”
In addition to Tesla, other car manufacturers, including Jaguar and Land Rover, also took him an award.
For a better idea of why Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) was named a winner, here is a brief excerpt from the piece:
“Tesla, which has a fully owned dealership network in Europe, is getting this year’s award for automotive retailing because of its innovative approach for distributing and servicing its full-electric supercars.
It also is being recognized for the deployment of its own charging network. This year Tesla hopes to build about 20,000 Model S sedans.”
As always, Tesla and the word “innovation” go together hand in hand. The company is not only doing big things in the auto industry, but it is doing big things in a non-traditional manner. Tesla is carving its own path, and this is something that many are beginning to realize.
Although CEO Elon Musk was not on hand to receive the award, Paula den Dunnen, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) communications director for Europe, was in attendance.
Here is what Dunnen had to say about the award:
“We’re very happy for the recognition of our unique retail model, which includes nine stores in Europe now and will soon grow to include Amsterdam, Brussels and London.”
If nothing else, this award should show you that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is not just doing good things in the United States. The company is making major strides in Europe, and this is set to continue with the opening of new dealerships in the near future.