The Model S ranked as the world's best selling plug-in electric vehicle in 2015, up from second best in 2014.The Model S also ranked as the top selling plug-in electric car in the U.S. in 2015. As of December 2015, the leading markets are the United States with a 60% share of global sales and Norway with 9.4%. Other leading country markets are China, the Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. As of December 2015, the Model S ranks as the world's second best selling plug-in car in history after the Nissan Leaf.
The Tesla Model S won awards including the 2013 World Green Car of the Year, 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile magazine's 2013 Car of the Year, Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award and Consumer Reports' top-scoring car ever. In 2015, Car and Driver named the Model S the Car of the Century.