Tesla's Model S is the best sold EV in North America, leaving behind other electric powered cars, such as the Nissan Leaf or the Chevrolet Volt.

According to an interview with Detroit Nerws, Tesla's spokeswoman Shanna Hendriks said that the company sales reports will came out at more than 4,750 Model S deliveries in US and Canada in the first quarter of 2013. That is over the 4,421 Chevrolet Volt and 3,695 Nissan Leaf sales in the same interval.

It seems like people want their EV to be luxurious, despite the big price tag of the Model S. Starting from $69,000 in basic setup, the Model S is about twice as expensive compared to the other two EVs, priced at $28,000 for Nissan's Leaf model and $39,000 for the Chevrolet Volt. The Tesla Model S also comes with the no-physical-buttons concept, every knob and switch being operated from a big 17-inch touchscreen mounted on the central console.

By Gabriel Brindusescu