Tesla S Gets Highest Ever Safety Rating

August 22, 2013 · Print This Article

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors is justifiably proud of their Model S sedan which has scored the highest ever rating. Although the official scoring does not go past 5-star, the Model S turned in an effective rating of 5.4 stars.

Much of the credit for these high ratings goes to the fact that an electric motor is much smaller than an internal combustion engine. considering there is less space taken up by an

engine, there is more body space that can help absorb energy in a collision. And, there is additionally less concern about

keeping an internal combustion engine from being forced into the passenger compartment.

On the rollover analysis, “the Model S refused to turn by via the normal methods and special means were needed to induce the car to roll.” This was considering of its low center-of-gravity which comes from the […]

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