Tesla Celebrates Its Sweet 16 With Euro NCAP 5 Star Rating, Quarterly Sales Record, What Else?

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Even though many celebrated Elon Musk’s 48th birthday on Twitter, he wasn’t the only one being celebrated this week. Tesla, the company he is a CEO of, also celebrated 16 years of existence! What better way to celebrate than with all of the successes Tesla had this week?


On July 1, 2003, a new company with big ideas and goals was born. These big ideas became reality over the past 16 years and are something worth celebrating.  Billy Crammer put together a tribute video looking back at Tesla’s achievements, and the celebrating doesn’t stop there.

Record Tesla Production & Deliveries

What a way to celebrate your birthday — record sales and production!

Tesla is an American success story. It is continuously making history as we live and breathe, and is something we as Americans should be proud of. Tesla put America first in the important electric vehicle world.

With Tesla’s continued success, Americans have something to be proud of as we continue to celebrate America’s 243rd birthday.

95,200 is the shocking number of electric vehicles Tesla delivered in the last quarter. Despite endless mocking by those opposing Tesla, this company has overcome the negativity with record numbers and isn’t stopping there. Tesla’s goal is to accelerate our transition to sustainable energy.

As we celebrate success, we should always keep in mind how far we have come along and remember to keep going in the darkest of times. Tesla is a reminder of this — despite what the naysayers claim, Tesla keeps going. Here’s to many more birthdays and milestones!

For more on Tesla sales and production, be sure to read “Tesla Delivers 95,200 Cars In Q2, Crushes Wall Street Estimates” and “Let’s Talk About Tesla 3rd Quarter Demand.”

Tesla Model 3 Earns 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating in a Crash Test

Following the news of the record deliveries was news of the Euro NCAP Safety Rating. Euro NCAP tested a Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD, LHD, and found it’s the safest vehicle tested so far in 2019.

The four main categories tested were Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users, and Safety Assist. Under Adult Occupant, for example, several things tested were included whiplash rear impact, lateral impact, frontal full width, and frontal offset deformable barrier.  According to Euro NCAP:

“The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger dummy. Tesla showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. Protection of both dummies was rated as good for all critical body areas and the Tesla 3 scored maximum points in the offset deformable test.

“In the full-width rigid barrier test, all body areas were well protected for both dummies with the exception of chest of the rear passenger, protection of which was adequate. In the side barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was good and the Tesla 3 scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest, with all critical areas well protected.

“Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system scored maximum points in tests of its functionality at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries occur, with collisions avoided in all test scenarios.”

For more, see Chanan’s super explanation of the results: “Tesla Model 3 Earns The Highest Overall Euro NCAP Score In 2019.”

What Else?

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Johnna Crider

Johnna owns less than one share of $TSLA currently and supports Tesla's mission. She also gardens, collects interesting minerals and can be found on TikTok

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