How Tesla Used Glass to Make Model 3 the Safest Car in the U.S. [VIDEO]
While we don’t always think about the safety ratings in our cars first and foremost, it is perhaps the most important factor in any car a person drives. It’s often neglected, and yet, Tesla fans have some things to be thankful for in this department.
In a new video released Wednesday by automotive YouTube channel Donut Media, the host, Jerry, shows how the use of glass in Tesla Model 3 production helped the electric vehicle (EV) giant create an extremely safe car.
According to the video, the Tesla Model 3 is considered the safest car in the US. To test the theory, Jerry goes on to break down different facets of what makes a vehicle safe and compared the Model 3 with a number of other cars – these include the Ford F-150, BMW’s 3 series, the Honda Accord, and the Volvo S3.
Although the Tesla Model 3 has earned the highest-ever crash test ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). For the sake of the video, Jerry primarily uses the IIHS model for safety in order to show the Model 3’s safety features.
The Tesla Model 3, having received extremely high marks from both the NHTSA and the IIHS, can reasonably be considered the safest car in the US, and it’s an especially-welcomed title given that it’s also one of the fastest cars in the US.