This Tesla Model scores 5-star safety rating


Of late, American electric vehicle giant Tesla stepped ahead to start its operations in India. Recently, it registered its office in Bengaluru. In early 2021, Tesla is likely to begin its operations in India that will begin with sales. After this, if there is a healthy demand in the country, they will start working on local manufacturing. Tesla cars are renowned globally for its latest technologies and high-tech safety technology. Apart from this, it is also known for driver assistance technologies like full self-driving capability. Recently, its 2021 Tesla Y model has gone through a test by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The electric SUV didn’t fail to impress this time as well with its impressive 5-star safety rating.

Apart from this, in fact the Model Y has the lowest risk of rollover that any car has achieved till date. Back in 1979, NHTSA began the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). It takes care of reducing road-crash incidents and road-related fatalities. Under its safety test, the department gives out Overall Safety Rating for each vehicle it tests. Moreover, it also gives rating for Side Crash, Frontal Crash and Roll-Over performance. The Tesla Y scored five stars in every segment that the group tests for crash safety.

In fact, the Model Y has been designed to distribute the crash forces across the entire cabin, far from the occupants.  At both ends, the 2021 Tesla Model Y has been equipped with crumple zones. Further, this helps to decrease the effect at the time of a crash. Usually, SUVs come with a higher roll-over risk. However, the Model Y has the lowest roll-over risk of just 7.9 per cent. This is because of the placement of heavy battery packs and electric motors on the bottom of the car. This brings the center of gravity of the Model Y down.

 

 

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