Tesla did it again with the Model X. NHTSA confirmed today that after crash testing Tesla’s all-electric SUV, it received a 5-star rating in every safety category – making it the highest safety rated SUV.
Of all the vehicles tested by NHTSA, only the Tesla Model S bested the Model X for the lowest probability of injury in a crash.
Tesla explains some of the designs features of the Model X that help with safety:
NTHSA gave the Model X a rolling resistance of 9.30% and couldn’t tip it in its dynamic test – just like Tesla claimed in they couldn’t “flip” the Model X during internal crash testing.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is deservedly proud of the accomplishment:
Tesla continues in the blog post:
And here’s the video of the 2017 Tesla Model X frontal crash test: