Tesla Model S put to the Test by Euro NCAP- Maximum safety of 5 stars

The electric Executive Tesla Model S is one of the six vehicles published today in the latest set of Euro NCAP's crash tests.

Tesla Model S put to the Test by Euro NCAP- Maximum safety of 5 stars

The Model S had also received a 5-star rating from NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the U.S.

Also released today were the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Skoda Fabia and Nissan Pulsar which have all achieved the overall five stars. 

The Suzuki Celerio received three stars and the Renault Mégane Hatch, which has been reassessed, achieved a four star rating.

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Readings from the passenger dummy indicated good protection of all body areas except the head.

Analysis of the dummy kinematics showed that the airbag on the passenger side had 'bottomed out' i.e. there was insufficient inflation to prevent the head flattening the airbag and coming into contact with the facia, through the airbag material.

Tesla investigated the issue and found an error in the airbag calibration software supplied by the vendor. Euro NCAP has been informed that this error has been corrected in all vehicles supplied to customers.

Author: AL
Source: Autolatest

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