California’s startup auto company Tesla just won the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year for its Model S, an electric car. Analysts have lauded the start-up for winning against bigger established automotive companies. Not only did the Model S win this prestigious award, but it also exceeded its projected sales by 250 units. Tesla expects to be profitable for the first quarter of 2013 and shows incredible promise as a start-up headed for long-term sustainability. And according to Phil Lebeau of CNBC, the model S outsold the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt last month. So, the question on everyone’s minds: how long / will it last?