The California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) has crowned Tesla’s Model Y the “Coolest Thing Made in California.” The association evaluated multiple inventions and products originating from The Golden State.
The public voted the products in the competition starting in August. Other contenders include the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the most powerful telescope ever made that launched in late 2021; the Carmazzi Carmel Corn popcorn produced and sold by a small business; and the Victus Nox, a mission demonstrated the ability to buy, build and fly a satellite to orbit on rapid timelines.
The Model Y emerged as the public favorite thanks to its sleek design, top-class technology, and high performance. The electric vehicle promises up to 326 miles (525 km) on a single charge. It can zoom to 60 mph from rest in 3.5 seconds.
Other EVs by Tesla include the Model 3, Model S, Model X, Cybertruck, and the Semi. Many of its competitors have adopted the company’s EV charging tech. Tesla also produces energy storage products for domestic and industrial applications.
The Model Y was announced the winner by the California Lieutenant Governor at a CMTA conference. Tesla recently reintroduced the white interior option for the car in Canada.