Tesla's Model 3 isn't just the safest vehicle on the roads now -- it's the safest ever, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Model 3 achieved a perfect five-star rating in every category in recent crash tests conducted by the NHTSA. The agency's testing data showed the car has the lowest probability of injury of any car ever tested.
The company shared the results in a blog post over the weekend.
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The test was part of the administration's new car assessment program. It tests the likelihood of serious bodily injury from front, side, and rollover crashes. While the crash data is open to the public on the agency's website, NHTSA does not distinguish safety performance beyond their star rating system and released a statement in reaction to Tesla's claim.
Exactly. A Tesla is objectively much safer in a crash than all other cars, according to NHTSA’s *own* calculations. This is just physics!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2018
Model 3 has the lowest overall probability of injury for any car ever tested by @nhtsagov. Model S is #2. Model X is #3. There is no safer car in the world than a Tesla— Tesla (@Tesla) October 8, 2018
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