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Tesla’s Model S aces federal crash tests San Jose Mercury News

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Tesla’s Model S aces crash tests

Tesla (TSLA ) says its all-electric S sedan has received the highest test ratings of any car ever by federal regulators. Not only Tesla says it was nearly to roll the Model S over the tests, and that a machine to crush roofs in another broke because the Model S is so

Nathan Naylor, a spokesman for the Highway Traffic Safety confirmed Tuesday that got five stars but stressed the federal agency does not autos against each leaving it unclear whether the agrees with Tesla the Model S received the highest test ratings ever.

However, Naylor confirmed the Model S got five-star ratings in category set by the safety agency.

The top ratings are a huge honor for the Alto-based company and CEO Elon who takes pride in the fact to date, there have no reported Model S or Tesla occupant fatalities.

Of all vehicles including every major and model approved for sale in the States, the Model S set a new record for the likelihood of injury to occupants, said in a statement released Monday. While the Model S is a it also exceeded the safety of all SUVs and minivans. This takes into account the of injury from front, rear and rollover accidents.

The NHTSA estimates that people died in motor traffic crashes in 2012, an of 5.3 percent from 2011.

O’Neill, an analyst with Hills Research, said a of the population will find the ratings a compelling reason to buy the S, which has a base price of

As a father, I find this make it easier to convince my that we should buy one of these O’Neill said.

One reason offered for the high safety of the Model S is that its front end a storage space it calls a rather than a gasoline creating a longer crumple to absorb the impact of any high crash. Also, if Model S order a third-row seat for Tesla installs a double to protect against any rear

During testing by the NHTSA, the S refused to turn over via the methods, Tesla said, of the car’s very low center of And during a roof crush test, it said, the testing failed rather than the

During validation of Model S crush protection at an independent facility, the testing machine at just above 4 gs, Tesla While the exact number is due to the Model S breaking the testing what this means is at least four additional loaded Model S vehicles be placed on top of an owner’s car without the caving in.

The safety test news Tesla’s stock up 3.2 percent to in Tuesday’s trading. The company’s have increased more fourfold so far this year.

Brauer, a senior analyst at Blue Book said continues to impress.

The Model S just about cutting-edge technology or sleek styling or performance or premium interior or unrivaled occupant safety, Brauer. It’s all of those in one compelling design package.

Contact Dana Hull at Follow her at Twitter.com/danahull.

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