The news comes fast and furious about Tesla vehicles. Between the company’s eccentric founder to issues with technology that is under review by various government agencies, it’s very rarely a quiet news cycle for the company. This time though, the news is good for anyone who is looking at a Tesla and wondering how well it will do in keeping you safe from a New Haven auto accident.
Tesla vehicles have become quite common to see in and around the Elm City and there is a good reason to believe that that won’t change any time soon. Just take a peak at any area parking lot and you are likely to find a vehicle from the auto maker. With the Tesla Model Y rated as the safest car according to tests run by the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) the American car company has built a good name in the European markets for safety.
Now the new Tesla Model S has received the second-highest rating from the Euro NCAP giving the company the two highest rated vehicles for safety on the market today. According to the Euro NCAP ratings the Tesla Model S had the following scores on some of the most important safety tests that are conducted on vehicles;
1.) Overall safety rating of 94%
2.) The vehicle achieved the maximum score on the side-impact crash rating
3.) The Model S received a 3.9 score out of a possible 4 on the rear-impact crash rating
While overall the Tesla Model S was considered to be the second safest vehicle on the market there were a couple of areas for improvement for the vehicle, according to the rating system. The vehicle performed “low” on how well it protected the driver’s torso in a crash. It also received a score of only adequate in it’s ability to protect the passenger’s legs and torso.
It can be challenging to decipher all of the important safety data that comes out of these tests, but when you compare these vehicles to others it becomes clear, quickly, that a Tesla Model S and Tesla Model Y remain the two safest vehicles on the road today. While no safety test can guarantee that when you get into a New Haven auto accident you are going to be free from injury or even something more serious, it can give you peace of mind to know that these vehicles have been rigorously tested and have returned positive safety results.
Whether the vehicle you drive is rated as one of the safest on the road or not, if you get injured in an accident you may need to speak with an attorney who has experience in situations like yours. Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will speak with you, learn about your situation and work with you to protect your long-term interests.