Electric car Tesla Model 3, presented in April 2016, accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. The company intends to increase sales by using “instant delivery”, so that the increase in the number of owners question about vehicle security becomes more acute. The national Directorate of traffic safety on highways of the USA has conducted crash tests of the Tesla Model 3 and estimated its degree of protection of the driver and passengers in case of accidents.
On the frontal crash test, the car crashed into a solid wall at a speed of 56 km/h the force of the blow was equivalent to a frontal collision with a car moving towards you at the same speed. Security Tesla Model 3 was assessed in a 5 points cushion and the straps are well protected mannequins from injuries of the head, neck, chest and legs.
Side crash test simulated a situation where standing in the side Tesla Model 3 was hit by another car moving at the speed of 62 km/h. as a second car, the Ministry used the truck weighing 1367 kg and an apron made of destructible material. In this test, Tesla Model 3 received the same 5 points — mannequins remained intact.
Angular crash test showed that happens with the car in a collision with a pole or tree at a 75 degree angle at a speed of 32 km/h. Even in this case, Tesla Model 3 received the highest rating — security system perfectly defended the mannequins.
It is believed that extra security the car gives no internal combustion engine and the position of the heavy battery at the bottom of the body. The hood without the engine is increased, the area of the planned collapse in case of accidents — she significantly softens the blow. The massive battery on the bottom does not allow the car to turn — the probability is only 6.60%.
Tesla Model 3 isn’t the only car with a higher safety rating. High scores at the time got cars 2010 Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry Hybrid 2009.
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