The car by Tesla Model S has now set a record for its occupants to have the 'lowest likelihood of sustaining injuries,' the testing factored collisions from the front, side, rear, and even rollovers, the New York Daily News reported.
The car was also able to beat the safety score of larger SUVs and minivans.
The electric vehicle's optional rear-facing third-row seat was determines as the safest spot in the car for front or side impacts while a double bumper was found to protect the third-row passengers from rear, highway-speed impacts.
According to Tesla, the electric car has difficulty to roll over because of its low center of gravity created by its bottom-mounted battery packs.
The NHTSA also found that fire risks were very low from the car's battery packs.
The Vehicle Safety Score for the electric car was 5.4 stars.
--ANI (Posted on 21-08-2013)