Tesla’s made-in-China Model 3 has received the results of its crash and safety test. The results are mostly good, but maybe not the top results we are used to from Tesla.
The Model 3 has won several other safety plaudits, including 5-star ratings in all categories and the lowest probability of injury ever tested from NHTSA, 5 stars from Euro NCAP, while being hailed as setting a “new safety technology benchmark,” and 5 stars from the Australiasian NCAP.
It also earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest possible safety award it could have achieved with the organization.
Now the made-in-China Model 3 is also going through crash and safety tests with the China Insurance Automobile Safety Index Management Center.
Tesla did well with the version of its best-selling sedan made at Gigafactory Shanghai – albeit scoring lower in some categories:
Keep in mind that it’s a translation from Chinese, but you get an idea of the different scores on the bottom right.
For the ‘Low speed structure collision’, Tesla scored ‘general’, which I assume means average:
This type of crash can be devastating. Here are pictures of the Model 3 after the test:
For the side impact test, Tesla scored as well as it could have with the made-in-China Model 3:
Here’s a picture of the Model 3 test vehicle after the side-impact crash test:
Tesla always score strongly in roof-strength tests and the Model 3 made-in-China is no exception:
Aside from the windshield cracking, you can barely see the impact of the test on the vehicle:
Here are the rest of the results from the China Insurance Automobile Safety Index Management Center’s tests:
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