Safety is a priority for us here at T3. We’re protecting the environment by being a green and sustainable company. We love the Tesla Model S because it’s completely electric, produces zero emissions, and looks great! Did you know that the Model S has recently been highly safety rated?!
Consumer Reports loves the Tesla Model S because “its pinpoint handling is reminiscent of a Porsche.” Motor Trend Magazine loves Tesla Model S because it’s “a gorgeous car and a packaging miracle.”
Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration loves it, because it can withstand a hit like no other car they’ve seen. The Tesla Model S scored five star ratings across all of the NHTSA’s crash tests.
The Model S even achieved a better than perfect score.
“Safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) provided to manufacturers,” Tesla Motors said in a statement. “The Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.”
In addition, the Model S did better than cars outside of its own category. The electric vehicle outperformed minivans and SUVs. The modest-sized sedan fared better in crash tests than the hulking beasts of the four-wheeled variety.
“The Model S has the advantage in the front of not having a large gasoline engine block, thus creating a much longer crumple zone to absorb a high speed impact,” said Tesla. “The longer the crumple zone, the more time there is to slow down occupants at g loads that do not cause injuries. ”
The Model S also has a lower center of gravity than most vehicles due to the size and weight of the battery. When testing the vehicle in roll-over incidents, the NHTSA had a difficult time using traditional methods to force the vehicle to roll-over. Additionally, when testing the crumple resistance of the roof, the NHTSA’s equipment failed upon reaching 4 G’s of resistance. Tesla Motors claims that 4 fully loaded Model S vehicles can be stacked on top of each other without incident!
T3 is the newest chauffeured transportation company in Northern California specializing in Wine Tours and Scenic Tours of the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re proud to feature the Tesla Model S- electric, emission-free, comfortable, stylish, and… Safe!
Place a reservation online at www.teslanapawinetours.com or call 707.724.0247.