Watch the Tesla Model X crash test that gained it 5-stars for safety

The first SUV to achieve the highest possible rating.

  • · Posted 7 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Tesla's Model X has just been awarded a 5-star safety rating across the board following from the first independent crash test of the vehicle in two years by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US.

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This is a significant achievement for the electric vehicle manufacturer, who were facing questions of safety last year when an owner of a Model S was killed in an accident while the car was in Autopilot mode. In fact, the Model X is the first SUV to receive the federal government’s highest safety rating across the board.

"Model X performs so much better in a crash than gas-powered SUVs because of its all-electric architecture and powertrain design," said Tesla, writing about the achievement in a blog post. "The rigid, fortified battery pack that powers Model X is mounted beneath the floor of the vehicle creating a center of gravity so low that Model X has the lowest rollover probability of any SUV on the road. No other SUV has ever come close to meeting and exceeding this rollover requirement."

The Tesla Model X starts at 79,900. You can watch footage of the Model X crash test above.

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