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Safety ratings - official release?

I would like to know when the crash test results for the model s will be released. I know the company stated its goal was to achieve the five star crash test rating, but I see no official release of the crash test results from either of the iihs or nhtsa. Does anyone know when those results will be officially released? Safety crash test results are an important part of the decision making process to many people.

My understanding is that preliminary testing was done, however, until these agencies can get their hands on the cars on their own to test independently, they can't certify it. We all know how hard it is to get a Model S independently, assuming they have even placed a reservation yet. The senior guys on here, do I have that correct?

Posts on the subject here:
http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/crash-testing-complete
http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/perfect-score-2012-crash-tests

From TM:
http://www.teslamotors.com/models/features#/safety

Here's another thread with a nice discussion about Model S safety:

http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/safety-why-i-bought-my-wife-model-s

Good to know, but I think people would like to see independent verification from the testing agencies. I think this would put any doubt to rest.

evtalk,

What doubt? here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kmx5zaJm2U

I think that crash video was done at 60 mph rather than 35. I haven't been able to confirm that.

Any official results yet ?

I very seriously doubt that. A 60 mph crash is not generally survivable. Euro NCAP tests at 40 mph (64 kph). At that speed in a good car your chance of survival is close to 100%. By 50 mph (80 kph), it drops to about 50%. By 60 mph (96 kph), it's probably less than 25%, if that.

People might think they had crashes at 60 mph, but they haven't. Rather, they had a crash when traveling at 60 mph and hit something that was either soft or moving in their direction at a lower speed. A 60 mph crash against a fixed obstacle, even one with a slight crush zone as in car tests, is a very violent event.


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