Tesla Motors had proudly announced on Monday that its Model S electric sedan has achieved the best safety rating of any car ever tested.
However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is not so pleased with Tesla’s boasting. The NHTSA has issued a clarification regarding Tesla’s claim that the car has scored 5.4 out of 5 in the crash tests.
Tesla also said that the Model S broke the machine used in NHTSA’s roof crush test. The point was, however, not confirmed by NHTSA.
According to NHTSA, it never rates a vehicle beyond five stars and do not rank or order vehicles within the star rating categories.
The company has proper guidelines for manufactures and publishers to ensure that accurate and consistent information is conveyed to the public.
According to the guidelines the carmakers can use only specific phrases like “five -star” or “highest Government rating” to describe the crash test result. John Voelcker at Green Cars said that this isn’t the first time when Tesla has over boasted about its car model.
Regardless of what has been publicized, the crash results of NHTSA tests have shown that the Model @ in an incredibly safe car.
It has scored perfect five out of five in other tests too. It is the only car to receive a good rating in the side pole intrusion test.
The model has a large front zone impact and a double bumper at the rear end provides an extra protection. No doubt the model in incredibly safe, but Tesla needs to be 0.4 percent less boastful about it.