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Meh. So it passed the mandatory crashworthiness tests. Has to do that in order to be sold to the public in numbers greater than kit cars.

But wait til the fire Department show up and hit it with a water hose...

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Passed... hehe.

NCAPs #1 safest car in Europe.

Passed....
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Like I said. Every mass produced car is legally obliged to pass crashworthiness testing. Ranking is largely subjective beyond a certain point and stars are now added for crash avoidance devices over and above the basic "does it crumple like an egg carton" tests. So my 08 CLK63 would only get one or two stars today despite being built like a tank, having airbags and ABS.

5 stars safety: Overall good performance in crash protection. Well equipped with robust crash avoidance technology

4 stars safety: Overall good performance in crash protection; additional crash avoidance technology may be present

3 stars safety: Average to good occupant protection but lacking crash avoidance technology

2 stars safety: Nominal crash protection but lacking crash avoidance technology

1 star safety: Marginal crash protection

And you failed to mention two Mercs, a SKODA, and two KIAs also achieved five stars.



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NCAPs #1 safest car in Europe.
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https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/03...re-ever-given/

Update: It appears the Euro NCAP tests did not change from 2018 to 2019 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Call scored 1 percentage point higher.
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More bad news from the same article:

These are the scores for all 4 categories. In the other categories, Tesla still scores fairly well:
9th place (out of 21) in Adult Occupancy Safety (of the 2019 tests)
11th place (out of 21) in Vulnerable Road Users (2019 tests)
13th place (out of 21) in Child Occupant (2019 tests)

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https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/03...re-ever-given/

Update: It appears the Euro NCAP tests did not change from 2018 to 2019 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Call scored 1 percentage point higher.

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I’m just going to keep this really short and to the point. Is the Model 3 the safest vehicle overall? Yes, especially when it comes to not getting into an accident in the first place. Is the Tesla Model 3 the safest car in a moderate crash as tested by Euro NCAP? Not in every category, but it still extremely safe compared to cars made before 2018 and in a pretty good middle place for cars made since. Is the Tesla Model 3 the safest car in an extreme crash? Quite likely, and while that is speculation, it is based on a lot of evidence from severe crashes seen in the news and testimony from emergency services at the sites of crashes who said that “normally people do not survive or walk away from this kind of crash.”

Can Elon and Tesla proudly proclaim the Model 3 the safest car in the world? In a nutshell, I’d say yes as long as there is a note clarifying what that means if mentioned in official communications like the quarterly shareholder letter.

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Half-truths as usual from the mouths of Tesla and their puppet here

as long as there is a note clarifying what that means if mentioned in official communications like the quarterly shareholder letter.
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