Tesla’s Model S sedan may be the safest standard production car you can buy. Say’s who? Ashlee Vance with Tesla’s own statement:
Of all vehicles tested, including every major make and model approved for sale in the United States, the Model S set a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants
Strong words get stronger.
Of note, during validation of Model S roof crush protection at an independent commercial facility, the testing machine failed at just above 4 g’s,” Tesla said. “While the exact number is uncertain due to Model S breaking the testing machine, what this means is that at least four additional fully loaded Model S vehicles could be placed on top of an owner’s car without the roof caving in
Not bad for a really expensive car that runs on batteries.