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Tesla Model Y & Model S Named Best-In-Class Winners by Euro NCAP

Tesla Model Y & Model S Named Best-In-Class Winners by Euro NCAP

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Tesla Model Y and Model S are named best-in-class winners by Euro NCAP. Tesla Model Y leads in the Small Off-Roader category, and Model S in the Executive Car category, although both cars performed best of all the vehicles tested.

Euro NCAP announced the 2022 winners today. They were the cars that earned the highest overall scores based on their results for Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Vulnerable User Protection, and Safety Assist technologies. The organization said that for the first time, the list included two cars from Tesla and two Chinese newcomers.

The winners are the following:
Hyundai IONIQ 6 in the Large Family Car category;
ORA Funky Cat in the Small Family Car category;
Tesla Model S in the Executive Car category;
Tesla Model Y in the Small Off-Roader category; and
WEY Coffee 01 in the Large Off-Roader category.

Euro NCAP noted that Tesla has made a huge impact on the European automotive market due to its determination to make a name for its brand in the field of safety. Tesla Model S and Model Y scored highly in the area of adult occupant protection, with both vehicles receiving the highest 98% safety score of any vehicle on the list. Model S was also ranked best in class in the Pure Electric category. Both cars performed the highest among those tested, although Euro NCAP did not specifically note this.

Tesla Model Y showed the following results:
Adult Occupant Protection: 97%
Child Occupant Protection: 87%
Vulnerable User Protection: 82%
Safety Assist technologies: 98%

Tesla Model S showed the following results:
Adult Occupant Protection: 94%
Child Occupant Protection: 91%
Vulnerable User Protection: 85%
Safety Assist technologies: 98%

Car model Adult Occupant Protection Child Occupant Protection Vulnerable User Protection Safety Assist technologies
Tesla Model Y 97% 87% 82% 98%
Tesla Model S 94% 91% 85% 98%
Hyundai IONIQ 6 97% 87% 66% 90%
WEY Coffee 01 91% 87% 79% 94%
ORA Funky Cat 92% 83% 74% 93%


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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.

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