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Alcoa Congratulates Tesla on the All-Aluminum Model S Being Named Automobile Magazine’s ‘Car of the Year’ NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today congratulated Tesla Motors on the Tesla Model S
electric vehicle, an all-aluminum premium sedan, being named Automobile
Magazine’s 2013 Car of the Year.
The body of Model S is a state-of-the-art, aluminum-intensive design and
has won accolades across the industry. It accelerates from 0 to 60 miles
per hour in 5.6 seconds, with zero tailpipe emissions.
In naming the Tesla Model S the 2013 Car of the Year, Automobile
Magazine said, “It's the performance that won us over….The
crazy speed builds silently and then pulls back the edges of your face.
It had all of us endangering our licenses.”
The magazine added, “Practically every new car claims to be
revolutionary. But this one actually feels like it is, to the point that
many of us were reaching outside the automotive lexicon to describe it.
It reminds (us) of the first time (we) used an iPhone.”
“We have always said that the all-aluminum Tesla Model S is a marvel and
it is great to see a leading publication such as Automobile Magazine
agree,” said Mark Vrablec, President of Alcoa Aerospace, Transportation
and Industrial Products, part of Alcoa’s Global Rolled Products group.
“We congratulate the entire Tesla team on this achievement and we look
forward to their continued revolutionary work.”
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry,
Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace,
automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for 11 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.