Tesla Model S Gets Rear-Ended, Treats Crash Like a Hero

Now the the NHTSA has prompted Telsa to stop bragging about the “five and a half” safety rating of the Model S, it looks like the car’s passive safety speaks for itself.
One of Tesla’s electric sedans was recently rear ended, with the accident apparently taking place in the Netherlands. The Model S was hit from behind by a Citoren Xsara, a car that earned a decent three-star rating when it was tested by the Euro NCAP back in 1998.

As you can see in the adjacent images, which were posted on Twitted, the Model S’ rear end appears largely unaffected compared to the (former) front of the Citroen. Of course, the metal protection element under the Tesla’s bumper may be damaged, but this doesn’t change the impressive protection offered by the vehicle.

Some may rush to say that modern vehicle are meant to take the damage upon their bodies, so as to protect their occupants, but the people riding in the Tesla were reportedly not harmed in the accident.

Via: Gas2
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