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Old 10-30-2018, 11:14 PM   #689 (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.)
The forces on the people in a crash in a Model 3 are significantly lower than even the Model S. The chances of injury in a Model 3 is something like only 6.3%, vs something like 9% in the Model S. And the Model X is only a bit higher than the S.

All three of them are well ahead of the rest of the field - of 5 Star cars. The worst of the 5 Star cars has a chance of injury of something like 29%.

So, there most definitely is a difference between cars with the same rating.

Also, Tesla has made many changes as they ramped up production. We don't know when the teardown car(s) were built.
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