Tesla Crash: Tesla crash test with Tesla Model 3 LR

Tesla Crash Lab takes us behind the scenes with Tesla model 3 crash test.

The creative and innovative work by Tesla engineers is one of reasons why Tesla vehicles are among the safest on the road.

Tesla News: Tesla Crash Lab: behind the scenes
Tesla Crash Lab: behind the scenes

The video publisher wrote that, Tesla Model 3 has already earned a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category from safety authorities on three continents (North America, Europe and Australia): more details.
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Tesla Clash video: behind the scenes with Tesla Model 3 LR

Model 3 has also received top marks around the world for its advanced safety assistance features like:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking.

The Model 3 is also a 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicle, the highest achievement awarded by the Institute.

(IIHS: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a U.S. nonprofit organization funded by auto insurance companies, established in 1959 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, United States.)

Tesla in the News for Crash and fire incident with Tesla Model S

Wikipedia reports that on October 1, 2013, a Model S caught fire after the vehicle hit metal debris on a highway in Kent, Washington. Tesla confirmed the fire began in the battery pack and was caused by the “direct impact of a large metallic object to one of the 16 modules within the Model S battery pack.”

Again it reported another incidence on November 6, 2013; a Tesla Model S on Interstate 24 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, caught fire after it struck a tow hitch on the roadway, causing damage beneath the vehicle. Tesla said that it would conduct its own investigation, and as a result of these incidents, announced its decision to extend its current vehicle warranty to cover fire damage.

Did you notice how that both reported crashes happens with the Tesla Model S?

Well that observation seems valid because NHTSA once had an open investigation into whether the Model S was prone to catch fire.
Extracts below:

On March 28, 2014, NHTSA announced that it had closed the investigation into whether the Model S was prone to catch fire, after the automaker said it would provide more protection to its battery packs.

(NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an agency of the U.S. federal government, part of the Department of Transportation. NHTSA mission is “Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes.”).

Model S cars manufactured after March 6 (2014) have had the 0.25-inch (6.4 mm) aluminum shield over the battery pack replaced with a new three-layer shield.

News on Tesla says All Model S after March 6 2014 has Road Debris-Crushing Titanium

Tesla Model S after March 6 2014 has Road Debris-Crushing Titanium to prevent fire from crashes!
Tesla Model S after March 6 2014 has Road Debris-Crushing Titanium!

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk is quoted below, while reflecting on the test results from the upgraded Titanium-consolidated Tesla Model S:

During the course of 152 vehicle level tests, the shields prevented any damage that could cause a fire or penetrate the existing quarter inch of ballistic grade aluminum armor plate that already protects the battery pack. We have tried every worst case debris impact we can think of, including hardened steel structures set in the ideal position for a piking event, essentially equivalent to driving a car at highway speed into a steel spear braced on the tarmac.

Don’t let anything stop you from owning your Tesla Model S. And by the way, the test in the main video is carried on with a Tesla Model 3.

Tesla News about Tesla crash testing (Public commentaries.)

Tesla sure has a focused fan base. A sophisticated audience. So they  share their opinion and reactions as Tesla takes us behind the scenes of the Tesla Crash Lab.

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More “backstage” videos like this, please!!

This commenter likes the video presentation so much, and clamors for more behind the scene videos.

The Tesla Crash Lab showcased the addictive flavor of the Tesla brand. And the people want more content like this!

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Safest, fastest, high techest, cleanest.

Why get anything other than a tesla?

This person hails Tesla Inc. according to their strength in the electric vehicle industry. Talks about Tesla vehicles as safe, and also having top notch technologies that kinda makes life easier when driving in a Tesla vehicle. Just take a look at a model 3 Tesla interior below:

Interior of Tesla model 3

Check the picture gallery below for a premium selection of the Model 33 Tesla interior. For some, the super-clean interior of Tesla Model 3 may not be enough fantasy until they remember that they are also riding in a super-fast electric car. One that enables you accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds! That’s super-fast right? — Yes it is.

The 15″ Center Touchscreen on the Tesla model 3 interior will certainly make you feel at home.

Amused by the aesthetics and performance of the electric car, the commenter asked: Why get anything other than a Tesla?

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I’m so glad the best cars in the world are also the safest cars in the world 🙌

Finally in this electric vehicle news article, our final commenter is glad that one of the best cars in world (Tesla in this case) is also the safest.

It’s good have a safety plan in place, to compliment the speed-drive technology on the Tesla vehicles.

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