Tesla’s Model 3 has been awarded a five-star rating by safety experts EuroNCAP. The latest EV from Tesla already held a five-star rating from the US crash test body, but now it holds one in Europe too.
It achieved a perfect score in the frontal offset deformable barrier crash test – a key element of assessments since EuroNCAP began in 1997 – and a score of 94% is the best yet under the latest protocols in the 2019 Safety Assist tests.
EuroNCAP highlighted the Model 3’s driver assist systems as impressing crash testers, which are increasingly important in a vehicle achieving high marks.
Other cars to score highly in the latest round of tests include the DS 3 Crossback, which will be available as an E-Tense pure-electric model later this year. It scores four-stars with standard safety equipment, but five when fitted with a safety pack.
Earlier this year Audi was awarded five-stars for its e-tron EV, and at the end of last year, Jaguar’s I-Pace achieved the same score.