Tesla Model S Achieves Best Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested
I don’t know if you saw this but evidently the Tesla Model S has achieved a really awesome safety rating. From their website:
Monday, August 19, 2013
Palo Alto, CA â€” Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception. Approximately one percent of all cars tested by the federal government achieve 5 stars across the board. NHTSA does not publish a star rating above 5, however safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) provided to manufacturers, where the Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.
The rest of the press release is here.
Now, if they could just do something about the $62,400 pricetag!
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