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Tesla Jumps as Model S Safest Car Approval

PALO CA. (TheStreet ) — Tesla ) shares are soaring Tuesday on the of the government’s reaffirmation of its five-star rating. The National Highway Safety Administration announced Tesla’s flagship Model S can its 5-star rating, easing that safety questions plague the automaker.

Tesla was 6.5% in mid-day trading to its 2013 advance to an eye-popping

While this is not the final given a separate investigation the three recent fires actually harmed no one), it provides understandable relief to CEO Elon Musk given the controversy surrounding this

It will likely take years until we can be certain there was something the government’s tests didn’t catch the time around, and therefore some form of calamity the road, metaphorically speaking.

In the meantime, though, determining the of a mass-produced car is a little bit like to figure out whether there is warming or not: You have to what you see.

The fact is there are over 20,000 Model S cars currently on the These cars are being in extreme climates from to Norway. Given the power of the car 400 horsepower, 0-60 MPH in 4.4 seconds), are also likely to push it than almost all other on the market.

Tesla cars been driven a cumulative over 100 million miles by While that number compared to the Chevrolet Volt’s 550 miles, it’s still a If there were a serious with the Tesla, people be dying and getting injured.

at some point injury and will be unavoidable, even in the It happens to every car sooner or

In the meantime, however, there is statistical evidence to suggest isn’t among the safest on the road. There have zero serious injuries, let deaths. When in doubt, the simplest and most basic

It is a little bit like global Some lofty theory we have a calamity on our hands warmer weather is a huge and that sea levels are rising Well, when you’re is it getting warmer?

If you think about as cold this and last, as it was 10, 20, 30 or 40 years ago, you should trust your own

Besides, where do you prefer to go it’s time for vacation to some nasty cold or somewhere nice and warm? closed.

Anyway, back to and its battery. The one thing that in the auto industry have in conversations with me is the Tesla shape and placement. As far as electric car go, Tesla’s skews to the one extreme of the It is very thin, flat and the largest surface area of the underbody that I have in any electric car.

It’s basically a giant residing like a square between the four wheels.

In words, the battery occupies the exposed surface area It extends to a distance closer to the sides than, say, the in the Chevrolet Volt.

It is an inherent logic that this makes the Tesla battery exposed to harm — a rock on a country/forest road you probably shouldn’t drive Tesla in the first place) or else hitting the car from under. It also makes it to get damaged in a side impact, it sits closer to the car’s

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It doesn’t take a rocket to see that the battery in the Chevrolet (and the similar Cadillac is a lot more protected from impact as well as from hitting the car from down Look at its battery; It’s physics.


The best lecture on how works was made in October by Chevrolet Volt chief Andrew Farah. Please this YouTube video for an in how to protect and build around the in an electric car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVOsCOW7IBI

You may how in late 2011 one Chevrolet had some fumes emanating it some three weeks the conclusion of a government crash It caused panic among the and they predicted calamity sort of like global come to think of it.

After that time, we can now over 50,000 Volts been driven 550 million and as best as I know, no fatalities and no injuries either. And no battery

The Tesla Model S looks it, in theory, is more susceptible to form of safety problem of the shape and placement of the battery. the words in theory. In the real however, we have to trust we actually see, and what we see is at least thus far, the safety record is impeccable: deaths, zero serious

It doesn’t get any better than

Once the Tesla races to the 550 million miles driven to we will learn more, and something new. In the meantime, the who think Tesla is going because of a safety problem about as foolish as the people who are me about global warming, I put on a sweater and turn up the heat to the increasingly cold weather.

—By Anton Wahlman in Alto.

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