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Don’t Be A Dummy, Buy A Tesla Model 3 If You Value Your Family’s Safety!

September 22nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

A few days ago, we wrote about Tesla earning the Top safety score (TOP SAFETY PICK+) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). I had publicly asked them last month why they hadn't yet tested the car and was happy to get a reply that they were working on it. I'm not surprised how things turned out


IIHS: Tesla Model 3 Earns Top Safety Score In All 8 Test Categories

September 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 won the IIHS's TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, which means that the car achieved the top score in all 8 test categories. You cannot get a better score. While this is a tremendous achievement, it's also not surprising. The Model 3 already achieved the best safety score ever from the NHTSA, and we know that it is the safety leader due to abundant crumple zones, market-leading active safety features, extremely strong doors and a similarly strong roof, a low center of gravity that keeps the car stable, and tremendous traction control


EV Safety Benefits — Crumple Zones, Rollover Results, Vehicle Control

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In this section of our report "The EV Safety Advantage," we roll through a handful of clear EV safety benefits, which help to explain electric cars' better performance in the case of accidents and subsequent insurance claims. We also throw in more safety ratings and charts


Electric & Hybrid Cars Have Better IIHS Safety Ratings Than Gasmobiles

December 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Earlier this year, we published a free report on EV safety, The EV Safety Advantage. As we approach the end of the year, we're publishing sections of that report as articles here on CleanTechnica. In this section of the report, 7 charts help to show that plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids score significantly better in IIHS safety ratings


Tesla Model 3 & Model S Have Mixed Results In IIHS Tests

August 8th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

In real-world driving tests conducted by IIHS, the Tesla Model 3 and Model S were the only cars in the group that failed to slow enough during automatic emergency braking to avoid hitting a stationary car in the road. But in other tests, they outperformed the competition.


Tesla Stock Drops On Production Worries, Crash Test Woes

July 6th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla stock has dropped dramatically from its all time high a few weeks ago. Lower delivery totals are part of that decline as analysts recalibrate their crystal balls in advance of the start of Model 3 production.



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