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Tesla Model 3 has received the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick + Award for the third time in a row, showing top marks in the category and proving it to be one of the safest cars in the world.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses--deaths, injuries, and property damage--from motor vehicle crashes. IIHS is recognizing 49 models for providing the highest level of safety--more than double the number that earned the TOP SAFETY PICK + award last year.
Another 41 vehicles earn TOP SAFETY PICK (without the plus), bringing the total number of 2021 award winners to 90, compared with 64 in February 2020.
“With these awards, we want to make it easy for consumers to find vehicles that provide good protection in crashes, sufficient lighting and effective front crash protection,” IIHS President David Harkey says. “Manufacturers have stepped up to meet the challenge, and the list of great options has grown to an impressive size this year.”
Tesla Model 3 is one of the eight winners in the Midsize Luxury Cars category. The California-based car manufacturer received high marks in all categories:
- Small overlap front: driver-side
- Small overlap front: passenger-side
- Moderate overlap front
- Roof strength
- Head restraints & seats
- Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
- Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
- Child seat anchors
The safety of Model 3, like all cars of the company, is a matter of pride. The metal structure is a combination of aluminum and steel, for maximum strength in every area. The constant, painstaking work of Tesla has amazing results because the safety of car passengers and other road users is a priority. The company cares about safety and is constantly developing and improving various systems that prevent the occurrence of crashes--and enhance passenger safety in the event of them.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.