Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by Victor A

As expected, the electric SUV has managed to follow the lead of its older brothers, the Tesla Model Y has become the fourth car in Tesla’s lineup to achieve the maximum rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Model Y benefited from sharing the exceptional platform used for producing the Model S, Model X, and, Model 3, allowing the car to be as safe as the others. The Model Y has the lowest rollover risk of any SUV ever recorded by the NHTSA, this is clearly due to he low center of gravity provided by the batteries placed in the SUV’s floor, which results on an impressive 7.9% rollover risk. 

Other notable qualities are the large crumple zones and the rigid body structure, which provide great protection in the event of a collision.

Tesla’s active safety features have also had an impact on the rating, some of these features include:

  • Emergency braking
  • Collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane Departure Avoidance & Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance.
  • Conditional speed limits based on time of day and weather conditions.
Black Tesla Model Y interior
Tesla Model Y Interior

The Tesla Model Y is the newest vehicle in Tesla’s line-up, in terms of size and price it’s placed between the Model 3 and the Model X.
The Model Y is available in two versions in the United States, and in Europe:

Tesla Model Y Long Range

  • Range: 326 miles (EPA est.)│505 km (WLTP)
  • Top Speed: 135 mph│217 km/h
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 4,8 seconds│0-100 km/h: 5,1 seconds
  • Price: around $49,990│64,000€

Tesla Model Y Performance

  • Range: 244 miles (EPA est.)│480 km (WLTP)
  • Top Speed: 155 mph│241 km/h
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 3,5 seconds│0-100 km/h: 3,7 seconds
  • Price: around $60,990│70,000€

Source: Tesla




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