Marc Carter

Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

by , 08/21/13

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After a series of crash tests the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just awarded the Tesla Model S with the highest safety score of any car ever tested! The electric vehicle fared exceptionally well in a range of crash situations, and it even broke the testing gear at an independent testing facility. The NHTSA‘s overall “Vehicle Safety Score” for the Model S is a new record of 5.4 stars.

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Of all vehicles tested, including every vehicle approved for sale in the U.S., the Model S set a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants. The NHTSA safety rating takes into account the probability of injury from front, side, rear and rollover accidents.

Some of the reasons that the Model S was able to achieve such a high rating are due to its electric car platform. The lack of an engine in the front of the vehicle, the battery pack being located below the floor and the placement of the electric motor near the rear axle helped the Tesla Model S achieve top ratings in all of the safety tests.

+ Tesla Motors

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