Tesla’s Mannequin three has earned the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security after the group carried out a sequence of crash checks on the car. The IIHS named the Mannequin three a “Prime Security Choose+,” the second all-electric car to win that designation this yr after the Audi e-tron.
The Mannequin three beat out the Chevy Bolt, which fell brief in one in all its crash checks earlier this yr. The Bolt’s headlights additionally received a poor ranking as a consequence of extreme glare.
Whereas Tesla’s older Mannequin S earned generally good marks in 2017 testing by IIHS, it missed out on a Prime Security Choose ranking due to less-than-stellar ends in one in all its crash checks.
The IIHS subjected the Mannequin three to 4 completely different crash checks: small overlap crashes on the motive force and passenger sides, a reasonable overlap take a look at, and a aspect crash take a look at. The car carried out properly in all 4 checks.
“The dummy’s place in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash take a look at signifies that the motive force’s survival house was maintained very properly,” IIHS wrote after the reasonable overlap entrance crash take a look at.
The IIHS was impressed with Tesla’s headlights, which illuminated the highway with out inflicting glare for different drivers. IIHS additionally praised Tesla’s automated emergency braking expertise, which efficiently stopped the automotive in time to stop collisions.
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