2022 Tesla Model S Gets 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating [VIDEO]

Photo: Euro NCAP

The Tesla Model S received a five-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), according to a blog post from the automaker.  Overall, the electric sedan ranked 98 percent in the whole Safety Assist category, made up of a number of smaller categories.

The safety index ranked the Model S with 98 percent in safety assist, 91 percent in child occupant protection and 94 percent in adult occupant protection.

Tesla also scored maximum points in a far-side impact subsection and a rescue, extraction and post-crash safety subsection.

As for how it made the Model S so safe, Tesla notes the use of various new additions that are now standard in the luxury sedan.

These include a collision avoidance driver monitoring system, advanced front-structure castings, automatic airbag suppression, a far-side airbag, multi-collision braking and the steering yoke.

Check out the Euro NCAP crash and safety tests video of the 2022 Tesla Model S below:

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In the release, Tesla also points out that this is the first Model S with a steering yoke to gain five stars from Euro NCAP.

In September, the Tesla Model Y earned the highest ever five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP to be recorded.

Tesla is still awaiting ratings for the Model X, which includes many of the same safety features as the Model S. Both vehicles, according to Tesla, will start delivering in Europe before the end of 2022.