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Old 10-30-2018, 10:51 PM   #688 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Didn't NHTSA and IIHS rap Tesla's knuckles for that claim? They only award stars, do they not?

My understanding is that the ratings agencies don't say "this 5-star rated car is safer than that 5-star rated car".

(Moot if there are no other top-rated cars.)
I think the NHTSA was more for other media outlets running with Tesla's statement than them rapping Tesla's knuckles. They're just saying that they don't have any categories beyond the 5-star ratings.

NHTSA also publishes scores associated with the probability of injury, rollover, and so on, and Tesla's statement is based on the Model 3 having the best scores in the aggregate compared to other cars. There are some places where other cars score better, but the 3 seems to score the best overall.

Which Jalopnik more or less summed up.
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