Tesla continues to win awards for its safety ratings, with the Model Y receiving the highest safety ratings from Euro NCAP and Australia’s ANCAP.
Australia’s New Car Rating Program (ANCAP) is the latest automotive safety agency to give Tesla’s electric SUV the highest possible safety rating.
We previously reported that the Model Y passed his NHTSA safety test and achieved the highest IIHS safety rating.
The Model Y has been on the market in the US for years, but just arrived in Australia a few months ago.
ANCAP has now released a safety rating for electric SUVs with a five-star rating. However, it is important to look at the individual scores in every category since it tells a much better story than the five stars, which are somewhat easy to get.
The testing measures four areas: the vehicle’s ability to protect adults; its ability to protect children; the protection it provides vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians; and its safety assistance features.
The Model Y, made at Tesla’s new gigafactory in Berlin, scored a 97 percent in Adult Occupant Protection and a “near-perfect” 98 percent in Safety Assist, with full points for its lane support and new cabin camera-based driver monitoring system, Euro NCAP reports.
The agency also commended Tesla for its camera-only vision system, which it said “performs remarkably well” in preventing collisions with other cars, cyclists, and pedestrians.
“Tesla have shown that nothing but the best is good enough for them, and we hope to see them continue to aspire to that goal in the future,” Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP’s secretary general, said in a statement. Tesla has historically achieved high safety ratings thanks to its underlying architecture, which makes the car more rigid and better protects passengers.
The location of the battery in the floor of the vehicle also gives the Model Y and other Tesla vehicles a lower center of gravity, which improves road stability and decreases the chances of a rollover. Three other Tesla vehicles, the Model S, Model X and Model 3, have also received five-star ratings from Euro NCAP. It’s the same story in America.
All four of his Tesla vehicles have received 5-star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.