Tesla Model 3 Earns 2021 Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS for Third Year in a Row

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Tesla has emailed its customers to let them know “For the third year in a row, Model 3 was recognized as the 2021 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).”

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“Tesla vehicles are engineered from the ground up with all‑electric architecture, and include active safety features that can help avoid accidents altogether,” explains Tesla, which also shared a link to its website showing its safety features.

The website touts the safety-first design of Tesla vehicles, which are “engineered to be the safest in the world. Each one combines powerful onboard technology with an all-electric design to help protect every driver, passenger and pedestrian on the road.”

Tesla details its safety features when it comes to design, hardware, active safety, software updates, thermal protection, plus an overview of safety awards for each vehicle from the company’s lineup.

The company’s quarterly released Vehicle Safety Report details how Teslas are keeping its owners safe. In Q4 2020, Tesla says “we registered one accident for every 3.45 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot but with our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 2.05 million miles driven.”

“For those driving without Autopilot and without our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 1.27 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 484,000 miles,” explains Tesla.

The email from Tesla comes amidst numerous probes from U.S. safety agencies over recent crashes in the U.S., involving some owners that were either speeding, or not paying attention while using Autopilot.