Tesla Model 3 became one of the safest cars in the NHTSA versionSeptember 24, 2018
The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most agitated and discussed modern cars. And the new facts are heating up interest in the model. Now the car passed crash tests in the NHTSA version and won the title of the safest car.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a series of crash tests and other tests of the Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle. The model passed all required tests, including a head-on collision and a side impact. All tests were rated at 5 stars out of a possible five, having received the maximum rating available today.
And the video of the crash test in the head-on collision and side impact was published on the portal Youtube. And the first test is tested with a significant lead over conventional cars due to the lack of an ICE in front, which does not seek to get into the car’s interior. Thus, the car has a large space for deformation, which further damages the shock.
Another plus of the electric car is the low center of gravity due to the heavy storage battery under the bottom. This allows the model to have the highest ball from inverting, and therefore a lateral impact with a more rigid design in the threshold area allows to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers.
Recall that Tesla Model 3 is the most affordable model in the line of the American company. Now the car manufacturer is gradually coping with the production crisis and is entering the planned level of release of models (5,000 – 6,000 copies a week). In general, the pre-order of the car became the most agitating for the whole history of the automobile market, and its purchases are already waiting for about 400 000 people around the world.
Also, the company plans to build a large production site in the Middle Kingdom, which will become another center for the production of electric cars and batteries.