Tesla Safety: How Safe is the Tesla on the Road?
Whether you are considering a Tesla Model Y, or any Tesla for that matter, knowing some basic principles of how Tesla makes such safe cars is helpful.
To be as clear as possible, I am not an automotive engineer, or a safety designer. With that in mind, I want to break down some pretty complicated details of Tesla's safety to a more basic level to better understand how Tesla makes such safe cars.
When you build an EV, you no longer have to contend with managing the dangers of engines and gas tanks from entering the cab of a car in the event of a collision. This very specific feature lends to a platform that can take a giant leap forward in collision safety.
Crumple zones are crucial in absorbing energy, slowing that transfer down, and preventing that energy from being transferred to the occupants. The larger the crumple zone, the more energy that can be absorbed.
There are a number of other features that lead directly to Tesla holding the top 3 spots in safest cars on the road, as tested by the NHTSA. Those would be, in order, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X.
Although the Tesla Model Y has not yet been tested, due to its design similarities to the Tesla Model 3, the Tesla Model Y is anticipated to land somewhere between the Tesla Model 3 and the Tesla Model S. That is of course barring anything unforeseen.
At the end of the day, when I better understood how Tesla manages safety in their cars, and what that means in the real world, that was the day we ordered our Tesla Model Y.
None of the opinions expressed in this content are assurances that you cannot or will not be injured in a Tesla. This is for informational purposes only, and is just a demonstration of how the likelihood of injury is reduced in a Tesla vs the average car.