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Geek.com: *2013 Tesla Model S crashed on video*

Douglas DoNascimento: Tesla is announcing that its Model S scored top marks for safety according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), not only scoring a perfect five stars in every category, but setting a new record for the combined Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) — a total that can be higher than the five-star scores for top, side, and rear impact. The Model S scored 5.4, beating out previous record holders and for the first time making an electric vehicle the safest car on the road. But I couldn't help but to notice that during the impact the back wheels were still charging forward. Still, the front of the car squared out right where it should. Well done #Tesla .

Inigo Maeztu: The Tesla Model S electric sedan has become the latest car to be awarded a full five star crash test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While it's no surprise for modern cars to score highly in such tests, it's still an impressive feat for a young automaker like Tesla Motors, which hasn't had previous decades of safety technology development to call upon. NHTSA Side Pole Impact 2013 Tesla Model S (All-Electric Plug-In) NHTSA Side Pole Impact (NHTSA Five Star Car) NHTSA Side Impact 2013 Tesla Model S (All-Electric Plug-In) NHTSA Side Impact (NHTSA Five Star Car) NHTSA Frontal Impact 2013 Tesla Model S (All-Electric Plug-In) NHTSA Frontal Impact (NHTSA Five Star Car)

Conan Fan: thats not a 5 star safety rating. Thats a 6 star safety rating. Tesla just upped the ratings. Incredible

Sal Cangeloso: *2013 Tesla Model S crashed on video*

Ahmed Al-Utaibi: *2013 Tesla Model S crashed on video*

ИНТЕЛЛЕКТ³: Электромобиль Tesla Motors снова поражает Национальная администрация безопасности дорожного движения США (NHTSA) присудила наивысший рейтинг 5 звёзд электромобилю Model S производства компании Tesla Motors во всех категориях тестирования. Эта модель показала абсолютный лучший результат за всё время проведения таких тестов, хотя их обязательно проходит каждая модель, предлагаемая для продажи на территории США. Хотя Tesla Model S выпускается в кузове седан, но её оценка выше, чем у всех внедорожников и микроавтобусов. В подробных результатах тестирования, которые высылают производителям, указан итоговый результат 5,4 балла. Специалисты компании Tesla Motors объясняют, что столь высокая безопасность обусловлена естественными свойствами конструкции электромобиля. В нём отсутствует большой бак с топливом, так что появилась возможность сделать более длинные зоны деформации для поглощения энергии при ударе на высокой скорости. Мотор автомобиля диаметром 30 сантиметров отличается от огромных моторов бензиновых машин, которые превращаются в смертельные железные ядра, дробящие кости людей при столкновении и сплющивании кузова. Тем более что мотор располагается ближе к заднему мосту и имеет мало шансов попасть в салон при любом столкновении. Капот Tesla S используется как дополнительный багажник. Model S показала великолепный результат и в одном из сложнейших тестов на боковое столкновение. По результатам краш-тестов седан сохранил, в среднем, 63,5% объёма водительского пространства в салоне. Для сравнения, другой «пятизвёздочник» и один из самых безопасных автомобилей Volvo S60 сохраняет всего 7,8% объёма пространства. Это потому что компания Tesla Motors укрепила кузов многочисленными алюминиевыми вытяжками на боковых направляющих для поглощения энергии столкновения. Кстати, такой же принцип использовался в лунном модуле корабля «Аполлон», сделанном для посадки на поверхности Луны. Особо следует отметить краш-тест на удар сзади. Дело в том, что при установке третьего ряда сидений с детскими креслами компания Tesla Motors принудительно устанавливает дополнительный двойной бампер. Сиденья с детскими креслами — это самое безопасное место в автомобиле при ударах спереди и сбоку. Model S оказалась примерно на 50% лучше всех остальных автомобилей в тестах на переворот. Специалисты Национальной администрации безопасности дорожного движения испытали определённые проблемы с проведением этого теста. Из-за установленных по всему днищу тяжёлых аккумуляторов и низкого центра тяжести седан отказался переворачиваться, когда к нему применяли обычные методы. Специалистам так и не удалось добиться возгорания литий-ионных аккумуляторов Model S ни при каких реалистичных условиях. Интересно, что во время проведения теста на придавливание крыши Model S сломался тестовый пресс, сообщает компания Tesla Motors. Поломка произошла при имитации перегрузки чуть более 4G. Итоги исследования: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle%20Shoppers/5-Star%20Safety%20Ratings/2011-Newer%20Vehicles/Vehicle-Detail?vehicleId=7769 

Keith Fujiyoshi: Tesla is announcing that its Model S scored top marks for safety according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

sevrandy: Stopping in .2 seconds is my idea of the soft, cozy memory foam experience too.

Mark Yager: Does Tesla have dealerships? I thought they were all made to order and you have to wait quite a long time to get one.

CarPro1993: These are all pulled from dealerships, and being a test facility in California, it is quite easy to walk in with a check and drive off. Yes, beautiful and majestic, but being tested for YOUR safety and others.

Eugen Nikolaev: The speed is 22m/s (+/- 3) or 80km/h (+/- 10). If you look at the camera under the transparent floor you see that the car makes 1m in roughly 0,045s.

TrickyEmu: This is nice but what the hell happened to the seats in the back?? o0 They're just fying around?

orbitly: This is a pre-recall vehicle. The recall fixed the rear seat issue.

Bob Ross: Your really starting to see a lot of these in Miami.

Zeez Lee: Он ехал не больше 40 и это не европейский показатель просто в стену вьехать,там именно ломают 35% машины а ,сто процентов

Scotty FaM: OK, I take that as a funny answer ... the Chevrolte Volt/Opel Ampera ... an electric vehicle extremly good rated safety... looks like this in the EuroNCAP Test: watch?v=EjfiqBeXJ2U I bet you do not want to a) experience the crash yourself and b) be serious about driving off afterwards ;-)

Olemwrongway: OK!!!!!! nobody gets my point anyway-.-

Olemwrongway: i dont knooooooow.. im not an expert in carcrashes. This car aced the test, so i guess it is very safe:-P but if you read Dan Fredriksen's comment, where he say this car doesn't look safe, then you read my reply to him again, you will see that i actually think this car seems very safe, but i said "i dont think it is THE safest", to not seem to agressive in my comment to him

Matt Falcon: I died a little inside. But thanks for the info! As a Leaf driver, I hope to be able to afford one of these some day... my lease will be up about the time Tesla unveils their Phase 3, under-$30K model anyway, so it's already practically a given that my next car will be a Tesla. Unless the others actually step up their game... no plug, no deal.

sevrandy: You cant get much of a better crumple, and it is impossible in a conventional ICE car.

Olemwrongway: i know that Dan. Im not an expert in car-collisions, but out of what i know, this seems correct to me. The car crumble as much/as easy as possible until the crumpling reach the coupe. Then it stops crumpling.

CarPro1993: Tesla calls them "stores," but essentially, they're mini showrooms. As far as I know though, they're the Point-of-sale place, like a dealership.

Olemwrongway: i meant both.. its not the safest car to buy financially. And its not the safest when it comes to collisions. but i think you misunderstood me a little bit. The car aced the test. So it is VERY safe. Just to not sound too aggressively when i wrote my comment to @Dan, i throw in the "i dont think its the safest". Lets face it, a biger car that ace the test is objectively even safer than a small car as Tesla;)

Penguinacid: I think it's funny how the side mirrors move from the inertia. Not something you'd expect.

Dan Frederiksen: 50km/h stop can be very soft with a 1m cushion. Think foam mattress. Or skydives onto air pillow. The difficulty however is that it has to work at different speeds. You can make one that's very comfortable at 50km/h but deadly at 80.

Multicorechina.com: Awesome car! Love it!

Olemwrongway: if you read my comment again you will see that i dont trashtalk this car, i dont need a lecture in "frontal collisions", and i only said that "i dont think it is the safest car in the whole world".. sevrandy congrats with the new Tesla you probably just bought, its a very nice and safe car;)

ac12311: i don't believe there are any higher speed federal rear impact tests. a low speed bumper test is the only "rear impact" testing done. (there really are no standards regarding crashworthiness for rear facing-child seats)

Y2Kvids: Windscreen didn't Shatter!!

Scotty FaM: Would be interesting to see the performance of the (rather soft!?) crumple zone when forces are introduced asymetrically, and what this very different strain does to the integrity of the very stiff lower structure&battery. In European Crash Tests (EuroNCAP) you simulate an off-set crash (40% overlap at 40mph/64km/h into a derformable barrier ... as it should be more likely to hit oncomming traffic than a concrete wall at a 90 degree angle (but maybe this is a US/national peculiarity!? ;-P)

Matt Falcon: After watching the factory tour video for these Model S's, just can't help but feel a bit sick watching this. But no, it's not like I'd hold a picket outside asking them to stop murdering innocent cars. I know the value of testing, but clearly Tesla's built a pretty dang safe car right off the bat without needing the testing first. I'd say that says a lot. ;)

Andrew Jamison: that is not the back seats if you look closely at the end of the video that is the cables they have connected to the back of the test dummies.

787drmlnr1: No they dont...

VorenusXIII: I want to see the Model S fight in a demolition derby.

mastr323: It's just the same exact Model S being destroyed over and over again from different angles.

SweetyLemur: а куда задние сиденья улетели?

constitutionfst: 50 mph is the high speed standard test, there is one at 5 and one at 35, but this looks like 50 to me.

Balázs Biró: There is no weight on them. See the side impact videos where there is 1 dummy in the back. It is not detaching there.

Olemwrongway: WTF...OK! then lets say it is the safest car in the world !! nobody gets my point anyway-.-

CarPro1993: Though your math is correct, this NHTSA Standardized test is performed at 56 Km/h, or 35 Mph for those using Imperial measurements.

sevrandy: I am not a "sheepish fanboy", nice assumption. No similar ICE car will be this safe.

Vadim Tepes: audi a 7

Olemwrongway: all frontal crashes in high speed is "rough". Do you expect it to feel like two clouds kissing? :-P i dont think this is the safest car to buy right now, but the cabin is mostly intact, and the crumple zone seems to work fine.. the crumple zone is supposed to crumple, but not to crumple all the way into the driver

rocketboy50: Is that why the rear facing child seats are a factory only install? They use a different bumper?

shijmusful: the back seats fly away, fail! you wish you never sit in the back rows, lol

gwot: i hope you're not completely serious... these crash tests improves the safety of future cars. You can always just build another car, or would you rather have you or your family be "murdered" in unsafe cars?

Savannah Brentnall: Actually, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association would disagree with you. They just gave the Model S the highest safety rating of any car they've ever tested.

DavidNehlig1980: Ok, So how fast was the S going before it hit the wall?

capt601: Rocketboy. Yes. Originally owners thought we could get it done after, but tesla has already said it has additional strengthening in rear bumper area when child seats are selected as an option.
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