Tesla Model S scores 5 out of 5 in Euro NCAP crash tests
The star of the Tesla stand at the recent Paris Motor Show, the Model S aced the Euro NCAP crash tests to earn a five-star safety rating.Updated: Nov 11, 2014 12:14 IST
The star of the Tesla stand at the recent Paris Motor Show, the Model S aced the Euro NCAP crash tests to earn a five-star safety rating.
The electric sedan fared particularly well in terms of adult occupant safety (82%) and child occupant safety (77%), while also achieving high scores for its safety assistance technologies (71%) and pedestrian safety (66%).
Among its safety features are front and side airbags, built-in child safety systems, electronic stability control, speed limit warnings and lane departure warnings.
The Tesla Model S is a high-end all-electric car with up to 416hp, enabling 0 to 100km/h acceleration in just 4.4 seconds, all without CO2 emissions.
Few cars have achieved the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP tests. The Model S joins an elite club that includes the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the Skoda Fabia and the Nissan Pulsar. On the other hand, the Renault Mégane Hatch received only four stars, while the Suzuki Celerio earned just three.
First Published: Nov 07, 2014 13:17 IST