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Tesla Model S driver and 8-yr-old son survive 80mph rollover truck crash w/minor injuries [Images]

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Last week, we reported on pictures of the aftermath of what must have been a spectacular accident involving a Tesla Model S and a truck on the A2 highway in the Netherlands between Eindhoven and Den Bosch. The Model S was hit by a truck and was seen rolling over at least one time before resting in the middle of the roadway.

Little was known at the time about the driver or any other occupants, other than that the driver was taken to the hospital. We now learn that the Tesla driver was traveling with his 8-year-old son and they both survived the crash with only minor bruises and cuts. The Model S owner took to the forums to explain the moments leading to the accident and to praise the vehicle’s safety features.

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Aftermath of rare rollover during a Tesla Model S crash with a truck [Video]

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The Tesla Model S is an extremely difficult car to rollover. With close to 5,000 lbs (2,300 kg) and a very low center of gravity thanks to the battery pack platform, it’s not surprising that it achieved a 5-star rating with a probability of only 5.7% rollover in a high-speed crash, according to NHTSA.

It makes rollover events like this one extremely rare.

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Nikola Motor unveils electric truck concept with up to 1,200 miles of range

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Don’t be put off by the Tesla Motors spinoff-sounding name (of course inspired by physicist Nikola Tesla) which attracted many headlines this week, Nikola Motor’s recently unveiled electric truck and UTV concepts are very real – well as real as a concept can be.

What many articles about the company missed is the fact that the range is achieved through a natural gas range extender, which is not clear only from the press release. The truck is called ‘Nikola One’ and it is equipped with a 320 kWh battery pack which enables up to 1,200 miles, but again only combined with the natural gas range extender.

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