Tesla Model 3 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA



Even the 2018 Tesla Model 3 has aced its authorities safety test, making five stars overall and in each and every group tested.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration place the rear-wheel-drive Model 3 via its regular battery of evaluations: front driver sidefront passenger side-by-side obstacle (driver and rear passenger), side rod, and rollover crashes. The Model S and Model X are also rated five stars throughout the board in government evaluations.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn’t yet issued a complete rating for the Model 3, but it will get a “Acceptable” headlight score and the best score of “Superior” at front crash avoidance . The vehicle was able to prevent crashes in evaluations that are both 25-mph and 12-mph. The Model 3 offers a number of advanced safety technologies, including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automated emergency braking.

For Tesla, the outcomes must be a welcome reprieve from the current bad press. The automaker suffered criticism for failing to fulfill earlier production objectives and constructing the Model 3 at an assembly line under a giant tent. On Twitter earlier this month, CEO Elon Musk revealed Tesla had “gone to delivery logistics hell from manufacturing hell. ” But that seems like improvement.

Sorry, we’ve gone from manufacturing hell to delivery logistics hell, but this issue is far more tractable. We’re making rapid progress. Should be solved shortly.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018

Source: NHTSA

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