Tesla has repeatedly stated the safety of its vehicles. However, it is only now that the company first received confirmation of these statements, as the Model 3 electric car was awarded the TOP SAFETY PICK Award from the US Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Previously, IIHS tested the Model S without much success, and Model X was never tested by this nonprofit organization.
The Model 3 was the second electric car to receive the highest safety rating from IIHS. Prior to this, the Audi e-tron received the TOP SAFETY PICK award in August, ahead of models such as the Tesla Model S and Chevy Bolt. Like the Audi e-tron, the Model 3 electric car received “Good” ratings in all test categories. The Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell car received a similar award in August.