NHTSA Tesla Model X Crash Test Videos Highlight Safety-First Design
First crash test videos showing a Tesla Model X undergoing a series of violent crashes have been published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The crash tests consisting of a head on collision, a side crash, and one that simulates a side impact against a pole, highlights Tesla’s impressive safety-first design of the vehicle.
Like the Model S, Model X boasts spacious front and rear crumple zones that absorb crash energy and protect occupants from harm. The vehicle’s floor-mounted battery keeps the Model X’s center of gravity extremely low to the ground, making a rollover near impossible. The crash test videos also show the effectiveness of Model X’s twelve airbags that are designed to cocoon occupants in the event of a collision.