Tesla Cybertruck in Europe is not subject to certificationDecember 15, 2019
The new electric crossover from Tesla caused a real stir in the media world. In a short time, more than 200,000 pre-orders were collected. Futuristic design and new design principle can become insurmountable obstacles.
We will not undertake criticism or admiration for the design of Tesla Cybertruck, but denying its unusualness is stupid. However, the manufacturer may face big problems in the European market. Companies will have to add classic mirrors, certified optics, classic tires, as well as wipers to a pickup truck. But experts are sure that this will not be enough for Europe.
According to Stefan Teller, automotive safety expert at SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, Tesla Cybertruck will not be able to pass safety certification. In Europe there is a stricter standard for certifying vehicles for rideability. In the US, car manufacturers can certify cars themselves. In Europe, the manufacturer has to conduct its own, state and independent certification.
The main obstacle may be the stiffness of the body of a new electric car. As Elon Musk showed, his car is almost bulletproof, and can hold a blow with a large sledgehammer. Meanwhile, in Europe, the front should not be tight for passive protection of pedestrians in road accidents.
“The front of the car should not be stiff,” Teller said. “The bumper and hood should be able to absorb energy to protect pedestrians.”
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