Tesla Model 3 excels at Euro NCAP safety tests

Tesla Model 3 excels at Euro NCAP safety tests
Tesla Model 3 Euro NCAP test results

The Tesla Model 3 was tested by Euro NCAP and got top ratings in every category, especially in Safety Assist.

With a score of 94 % in the Safety Assist category, the Tesla Model 3 set a record and got a very comfortable distance to the second place in the 2019 ratings, which belongs to Citröen C5 Aircross (82 %).

The Safety Assist category is probably the most important category in Euro NCAP tests, since the best way to survive a crash is not to crash in the first place.

 

In the video below you see the Tesla Model 3 being tested.

 

 

The Tesla Model 3 is truly a revolutionary car. I wonder if the Model Y will manage to do better, it won’t be easy.

 

 

More info:

https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/tesla/model-3/37573

https://cdn.euroncap.com/media/53066/euroncap-2019-tesla-model-3-datasheet.pdf

https://www.euroncap.com/en/ratings-rewards/latest-safety-ratings

Pedro Lima

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Counter-Strike Cat

Mazda 3 has higher ratings in 3 of 4 categories.

True, it’s in the Safety Assist category that the Tesla Model 3 shines.

Magnus H

Model 3 shines in Safety Assist only due to it includes every safety feature in the base model. There’s nothing revolutionary about the car, the safety is great but so are other cars.

Juha Kärkkäinen

Under the current rating system covering 2018 and 2019, the second best Safety Assist score is 85% for Audi Q3. And at least some models are tested with and without optional safety pack and assigned separate scores. Under the previous rating system covering 2016 and 2017, Volvo XC60 at 95% and Volvo S/V90 at 93% were the only ones with over 90% score. However, under the new rating, Volvo XC40 and Volvo S/V60 got 78% rating. So its probably fair to say that Model 3 has the best Safety Assist system ever tested by Euro NCAP by a clear margin.

Magnus H

Not really, Elon Musk himself said as much: “Reason for top rating is that active steering & braking safety features of Tesla Autopilot are turned on no cost for all cars”

twitter dot com/elonmusk/status/1146546049932070912

Ralf K.

Are turned on no cost for all (Tesla) cars? It’s simply wrong. No *extra* cost, that’s what he meant. It’s included in the hefty base price. I’m not sure anyways, whether Model 3 will actually shine in real crash statistics with really low crash and accident figures and really low insurance rates in return. Because what EURONCAP (and many other NCAPs around the world) neglects is, how drivers will behave and handle their cars. If – due to extensive marketing of “Autopilot” and misnomers like “Full Self Driving” – drivers will reduce their attention on traffic in return (a trend… Read more »

Ralf K.

In addition, two aspects make a Tesla Model 3 way more risky than many other cars: 1) its perverted rate of effortless acceleration even in the base model. If drivers use this often, especially in cities, they will surprise others (drivers, cyclists, pedestrians) and invalidate many predictions/assumptions that drivers currently make on the behaviour of other traffic participants. It makes almost no difference, whether an additional pedestrian warning system will be installed as other car drivers can’t hear that anyways. Today, speed is limited in cities by law, but not acceleration. FMPOV, this is a major flaw in traffic regulations… Read more »

Gasbag

“In addition, two aspects make a Tesla Model 3 way more risky than many other cars“

Yet Tesl’s statistics clearly contradict your insupported theory hence the forth coming insurance option. How do you reconcile your conjecture with reality?