Watch Tesla’s first Model X crash test, which earned it 5 stars across the board
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just awarded the Tesla Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and subcategory after conducting the first independent crash test of the electric vehicle since its launch in 2015. Tesla was quick to trumpet the rating, noting the Model X was the first SUV to receive the federal government’s highest safety rating across the board.
The NHTSA also released this video of the Model X crash test, so we can watch the vehicle crumple like an accordion from multiple angles.
“Model X performs so much better in a crash than gas-powered SUVs because of its all-electric architecture and powertrain design,” Tesla said in a blog post. “The rigid, fortified battery pack that powers Model X is…