Tesla has announced that the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded the Model 3 five stars across the board, boosting its safety credentials. The very same car was previously awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Model 3 was testing in several categories that make up the Euro NCAP. The four categories include the car’s ability to protect adults, children, and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. The fourth test focuses on safety assistance features which allow the car to avoid accidents, mitigate injuries, and avoid drifting into the wrong lane.
In its announcement, the company said:
“[T]he Euro NCAP results also demonstrate the importance of Model 3’s all-electric architecture and powertrain design, which ensures the structural integrity of the vehicle and protects occupants with its fortified battery pack, rigid passenger compartment, and overall low center of gravity”
The Model 3 is the company’s lowest price offering coming in at $35,000. While the primary allure of this vehicle is its fancy gizmos and electric motor Tesla still hopes that its stellar safety performance will become “one very important point” for its customers. One of the great things about Tesla vehicles is their ability to gain functionality in over-the-air upgrades, allowing the firm to continually make the car safer in the future.