This is Tesla's model Y acing one of many impact tests here it is again and again , the crossover received the highest marks in every test making it one of the safest crossovers on the road .
A similar designation Tesla has seen with the model three but it's no surprise .
The model Y is based mostly on the model three's platform and both cars received a five star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .
This is what makes Tesla's first crossover so safe in the event of a collision , protecting passenger survival space is paramount and all modern cars are designed to do so .
But E V s have a huge advantage .
The absence of an engine provides ample space for a crumple zone and frontal impacts .
This can be seen in the model Ys frontal impact test .
When the vehicle is slammed head first into a barrier at 35 MPH .
As the hood of the car slams into the barrier , it crumples and absorbs the impact , preventing the passenger cell from collapsing and harming the dummy inside .
Since the model Y is larger than the model three , its body structure has been fortified to account for the additional mass of the vehicle .
This results in less of the hood crumpling for the bottle y creating a larger survival space for occupants inside impact test .
The crossover has significantly less space to absorb the forces of a crash .
This is where you can really see Tesla structure do a lot of heavy lifting , the pillars , side sills and fortified battery pack , mitigate the intrusion of a crash .
This gives the side airbag enough time to deploy and cushion the impact on passengers .
This is tested in two ways .
The first is a side barrier test in which a sled that acts as a car is rammed into the driver's side of the model Y at 38 a half MPH .
This simulates a T bone collision .
Here you can see just how rigid the model Y structure is .
The sides crumple less than the hood and the frontal crash again preserving survival space for the occupants .
The second test , the side pole impact simulates an accident with the tree or pole .
In this test , the impact is much more concentrated which pushes the boundaries of a car's structural integrity .
The roof and side sills prevent the impact from protruding further into the driver's survival space .
While there's no data on the model Ys roof strength , we can look to the model three to get a better understanding of how the roof is able to absorb the brunt of the impact in this test in 2019 .
The model three , the same platform as the model Y earned the highest strength to rate ratio of any E V .
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety had ever tested , resisting more than £20,000 .
It's that same rigidity that awarded the model Y five stars in the side pole test at just 7.9% .
The model wise rollover risk is one of the lowest ever recorded for an S U V by the N H T S A .
This is directly related to the car's low center of gravity .
Thanks to the heavy battery pack that sits in the floor of the vehicle in Tesla's in house test .
You can see how the model Y continues to return to an upright position even when it's shot off the side of this hill for Tesla safety is engineered into the design of every car .
It has been improving the architecture of its vehicles since the model s in 2012 building .
The model Y from the model three's platform all but guaranteed a safe vehicle .
The further fortified structure and larger crumple zones are a testament to its commitment to vehicle safety .