Tesla Model X scores five-star NHTSA safety rating

  • Tesla Model X scores five-star NHTSA safety rating

Tesla Model X scores five-star NHTSA safety rating

The main impetus for Tesla's gain was the company's Model X SUV getting the highest safety rating of any SUV from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

M - X marks the spot where safety is concerned after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded Tesla's all-new Model X SUV ideal scores across the board in crash tests. "In fact, of all the cars NHTSA has every tested, Model X's overall probability of injury was second only to [the] Model S".

All told, Tesla boasts that a Model X passenger involved in a crash has a 93% chance of walking away with no serious injuries.

There is something ghoulishly enjoyable about watching crash tests. These subcategories include frontal impact, side impact, and pole impact tests which were conducted on both the driver and passenger side.

The ideal five-star rating for the Model X comes at a great time for Tesla, as it provides a boost to the company as it prepares to start wide-scale production of the mass-market Model 3 electric sedan. The tests examine the impact of simulated crashes on dummies placed inside the auto.

Tesla loves to tout its cars' safety features as the best in the industry - and now, another of its vehicles has the ratings to back it up. They ride so high that they often rollover - seriously injuring those inside. According to our Canadian colleagues Site ELECTrek, the modification occurs on Thursday, June 8, only a few weeks after removing the 60 kWh pack offered on the Model S sedan and SUV Model X in mid-April 2017.

Indeed, Tesla CEO Elon Musk often tweets out stories about accidents involving Teslas where no injuries were reported.

The Model X made its debut in September 2015, after roughly two years of delays.