Since the launch of Model S in 2012, we have actually crafted every Tesla around the very same innovative architecture that makes the most of resident security. Today, Model Y, Tesla’s mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), is the most recent Tesla automobile to make a 5-star security score in every classification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
As part of their 2020 New Car Assessment Program, NHTSA evaluated Model Y Long Range All-Wheel Drive (AWD). We anticipate comparable outcomes for all Model Y variations, including our Performance AWD and single motor, rear-wheel drive versions in the future.
What makes Model Y safe?
Model 3 and Model Y were established mostly on the very same platform, and this shared architecture is essential to both cars’ security. To accommodate its greater mass and bigger cabin area as an SUV, Model Y’s body structure is strengthened and reinforced even further than Model 3 in pursuit of its 5-star security score.
At its core, in case of an accident, Model Y is crafted to disperse crash forces around the cabin and far from lorry residents, considerably lowering the danger of injury. Our front and rear crumple zones and enhanced side structures allow Model Y to handle crash energy extremely effectively, decreasing velocities on the automobile and, more seriously, its residents.
Additionally, Model Y’s structure now consists of the world’s biggest casting. Together with a prepared battery pack, these aspects reduce invasion into the cabin, producing a robust security cell with sufficient space for our sophisticated restraint systems to release and supply a lot more resident security.
Rollovers substantially increase the danger of injury throughout a mishap. To determine rollover resistance in NHTSA’s test, Model Y is parked on a suspended platform that turns in all instructions to physically determine center of mass and minutes of inertia. NHTSA’s evaluation identified that Model Y has a rollover danger of 7.9%, the most affordable of any SUV tape-recorded to date by the company.
As with all Tesla automobiles, Model Y’s architecture is essentially developed to have an extremely low center of mass, which is achieved by tactically positioning its heavy battery pack and electrical motors low down in the car.
Safety is at the core of every Tesla car, and Model Y gain from years of enormous enthusiasm for automobile security. Every Tesla comes requirement with sophisticated crash-avoidance and pedestrian defense functions, consisting of Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, to name a few. By supplying the most sophisticated devices and innovations, our objective is to assist consumers avoid preventable mishaps whenever possible, and, when they are not preventable, to assist alleviate injury to the maximum degree possible. We think Model Y to be amongst the most safe automobiles readily available to customers on the roadway.
For more details and raw crash test information from NHTSA, go to the nhtsa.gov/ scores site and the following United States Government Public Dockets NHTSA-2020-0029, NHTSA-2019-0088, NHTSA-2018-0081, NHTSA-2017-0037, NHTSA-2016-0045, NHTSA-2015-0034, NHTSA-2014-0043, NHTSA-2013-0053, NHTSA-2012-0055, NHTSA-2011-0085, NHTSA-2010-0164