Tesla Model S rocks safety tests gets highest possible score Grist

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Tesla Model S rocks tests, gets highest score

The Tesla Model S: and safe.

First the Tesla S got the highest score of any car Consumer had ever reviewed, blowing away with its “innovation,” performance,” and “impressive attention to Now, the National Highway Safety Administration has awarded the car its rating possible. a five out of in every category. (Note to sports-car enthusiasts: Grist not condone reckless driving no how high a car’s safety or how low its emissions.)

According to Tesla, “approximately one of all cars tested by the federal achieve 5 stars across the More from the company s release :

Of all vehicles tested, every major make and approved for sale in the United the Model S set a new record for the lowest of injury to occupants. While the is a sedan, it also exceeded the score of all SUVs and minivans. score takes into the probability of injury from side, rear and rollover

The Model S achieved such a score in large part it s an electric vehicle. The front of the car has trunk space where a engine block would be, so it has a much longer “crumple the part of the car that absorbs in a head-on collision. And the battery location beneath the floor the car a low center of gravity that lowers its rollover risk.

of course, there’s the fact the Model S doesn’t have a engine (which carries the of, you know, combusting). Tesla that none of its lithium-ion have caught fire so

Aside from its out-of-reach tag, the Model S is starting to like the best car on the market. Yglesias points out that has more incentive than typical car company to make the case:

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Because Tesla electric cars, anything happens to the Model S isn t just a car It s a business story, it s a politics it s an energy story, it s an innovation it s an interesting story. …


Any failure they have be a much bigger deal a failure at a comparably sized car would be. But conversely, any time manage to excel at anything can guarantee that it ll get noticed. … Our is the safest car in the world sounds But when your sedan is an all-electric vehicle that s off-the-charts rave reviews in respects, now you ve got a nice feather in cap.

Now, if they ever a more basic version of the S that somehow drops an accessible price range, I may find myself interested in car

Claire Thompson used to be editorial assistant. After into the wild for a while, she is now to reenter society.

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