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

  • Posted 9 months Ago

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.

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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