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Tesla Model 3 safety rating sets new benchmark in Euro NCAP crash testing

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    Tesla Model 3 safety NCAP rating crash test

    Tesla Model 3 is getting heaps of praises after it broke all records and set a new standard for safety technology in cars. In testing done by Euro NCAP, a total of six cars received top marks. Those six cars belonged to Kia, DS, Škoda, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla.

    Matthew Avery, Director of Research at Thatcham Research praised Tesla Model 3 for achieving highest Safety Assitant the research center has ever seen.

    The director also praised Tesla’s first class Forward Collision and Autonomous Emergency Braking systems for performing at the highest level.

    A Quick Look at the Safety Scores of Tesla Model 3

    • Adult Occupant Protection: 96
    • Child Occupant Protection: 87
    • Vulnerable Road Users: 81
    • Safety Assist: 94

    Tesla becomes the highest scorer in Safety Technology

    The Tesla Model 3 got the highest score in Adult Occupant protection (96 percent), Child Occupant protection (86 percent) and Vulnerable Road Users (74 percent).

    Tesla Model 3

    The electric car also scored the highest recorded marks in Saftey Assist (94 percent) category.

    How Tesla managed to get such scores?

    Tesla Model 3 managed to score such numbers in the safety test because it packs tons of security of features including a Blind Spot Collision Warning, Speed Assistance System, Lane Departure, and Avoidance systems.

    Engineers at Tesla also used the structural benefits of an electric car as an advantage to make a more safe car.

    Tesla Model 3

    Tesla has one of the highest impact performance because it doesn’t have a traditional engine. The electric motors on each wheel help the car to achieve a really low center of gravity.

    Interestingly, Euro NCAP hasn’t assessed Tesla’s AutoPilot system as it was categorized in comfort driving feature.

    Euro NCAP plans to asses these types of systems using a separate program which will be launched in 2020.

    Final Thoughts

    The standard variant of Tesla Model 3 cost $31,225, which has all the above-mentioned safety features. Looking at the price and safety features of the car, Tesla has done a commendable job.

    Tesla Model 3 Crash Test

    Now you can get one of the safest cars without spending a fortune.

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