Tesla Model 3

Slo-Mo video of Tesla: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Crash Test

One of the most detailed videos you’ll find when it comes to the recent Tesla Model 3 crash tests by the NHTSA.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that the Tesla Model 3 earned a perfect five-star crash test rating.  This is surely not unprecedented, as many other cars receive such a rating, but it’s exactly as CEO Elon Musk expected.

After the initial announcement, Tesla shared that the Model 3 is actually the safest car ever tested. Since this follow-up announcement, there have been some mixed reports.


Video Description via DPCcars on YouTube:

There’s one area where the Tesla shines: crash safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And the Tesla Model 3 is no exception.

The rear-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model 3 earned an all-around five-star safety rating from NHTSA, the highest possible issued by the agency. These tests cover frontal, side and rollover crashes. The Model 3 received five stars in each category, as well as sub categories such as side barrier and pole crashes.

Without a motor in the hood, there’s more room for a forward crumple zone. Tesla vehicles also tend to be resistant to rollovers because the battery pack is located at the bottom of the vehicle, giving it a low center of gravity. The risk of a rollover in a Tesla Model 3 is 6.6 percent, according to NHTSA.

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