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Tesla Model S Gets NHTSA Safety Rating

Tesla s Model S achieved a crash test rating NHTSA.

At a time when manufacturers have been to gain traction in a slow-growing car market, California start-up Motors has been exceeding its own optimistic expectations with the big S sedan.

Offering a nearly range with its optional 85 battery – three times than most electric – is one factor that appears to be sales. But now, Tesla there’ll be another reason for to plug into the Model S, the crowing that it has just the best federal crash results of any vehicle ever.

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According to the Highway Traffic Safety the Tesla Model S received an five-star rating, as well as stars in every individual category. That’s something only 1% of the vehicles NHTSA has have so far received. But the battery also set a new record for the lowest for passenger injury ever in the government tests.

While NHTSA doesn’t results greater than coveted five stars, claims that the battery actually should have 5.4 stars because it exceeded benchmark in the government Vehicle Score metrics.

In a release the test results, Tesla the Model S benefited from a completely new vehicle architecture.

Model S has the advantage in the front of not a large gasoline engine thus creating a much crumple zone to absorb a speed impact,” Tesla “This is fundamentally a force distance problem – the longer the zone, the more time is to slow down occupants at g that do not cause injuries. like jumping into a of water from a tall it is better to have the pool be and not contain rocks.”

Tesla notes that it “is to “game” the testing process by a vehicle in precisely the spots would take the brunt of the in a crash test. But it insists its own goal was to find weaknesses internal development and improve the crashworthiness of the sedan. The maker to one particular example.

“Of note, validation of Model S roof protection at an independent commercial the testing machine failed at above 4 g’s,” it wrote. the exact number is uncertain due to breaking the testing machine, this means is that at four additional fully Model S vehicles could be on top of an owner’s car without the roof in.”

( Click Here  to read Tesla s plans to double S production.)

The NHTSA results are the latest endorsement the battery-car has It was voted Car of the Year by Motor magazine and earned the highest assessment ever from Consumer Reports magazine.

Those third-party raves helped Tesla surge in in recent months, well its own expectations and boosting earnings for the half of the year. In fact, it in the black for the second quarter, the loss forecasts from industry analysts.

(Investors to Tesla after another earnings report. For more, Here .)

That, in turn, has led to a fourfold increase in Tesla since the beginning of the year, closing Monday at $144.90 on the New Stock Exchange.

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