Tesla Model 3 set a new crash test record Euro NCAPJuly 3, 2019
Electric car could get the highest score in the history of the European Committee
Electric Tesla Model 3 sedan, which recently appeared on the European market, passed the crash test of the Euro NCAP organization. The car was able to set an absolute record of tests, gaining 94 percent in terms of the performance of active safety systems. Previously, the best result belonged to the Citroen C5 Aircross – the crossover scored 82 percent for this indicator.
In standard tests – frontal and side impact sedan also received decent results. For safety of the driver or adult passenger, the Model 3 received 96 percent — the only vulnerability found in a frontal collision across the entire width and with a pole. In the first case, passenger protection was not ideal – it was rated only as “sufficient”, and in the second case, Tesla received a low rating for driver protection.
Euro NCAP experts rated the safety of a passenger-child as 86 percent – in a frontal collision the protection of a child at the age of 10 years was recognized low, but other indicators were rated as good.
But numerous assistants to the driver, in particular, the lane assistant in the strip and the autonomous emergency braking system, helped the electric sedan set a new test record – the video published by Euro NCAP shows how accurately and quickly the Model 3 sensors work, allowing him to avoid an accident even in dark and in conditions of limited visibility.
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