Why Tesla's Model X Was The First SUV To Receive A Perfect Crash Test Rating

  • تم نشره في 2019/01/18
  • SUVs are generally safe, but have a high rollover probability. Tesla was able to overcome this obstacle with their Model X SUV. Here's how they did it.
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    The following is a transcript of the video:
    Narrator: This Tesla Model X refuses to roll over. Unlike most SUVs which tend to roll over with ease, the Model X continues to return to an upright position. Here's why the Model X was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash test rating. When it comes to vehicle safety, size matters. So it's not uncommon for SUVs to be generally safer than your standard sedan. However, they tend to have one big shortcoming. Rollovers.
    SUVs are notorious for having a high center of gravity causing them to roll over when put into tight maneuvering situations, or a side impact. Rollovers can result in the partial or full ejection of passengers from the vehicle, increasing the chances of injury or death. In 2016, rollovers happened in one percent of serious crashes in passenger vehicles but accounted for one-third of collision-related deaths.
    Over the past three decades, automakers have been able to reduce the frequency of rollovers in vehicles with technology and more stable designs. However, once a serious impact occurs it's just basic physics. A higher center of gravity increases the likelihood of a car tipping or rolling over.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA is the only organization that tests rollover resistance. They also test frontal crashes and side impacts from a pole and barrier. After each test, they measure readings from a dummy to determine how much damage a real person is likely to sustain. They use this data to determine a safety rating in each category and an overall safety rating for the vehicle.
    Amongst its many luxury features, the Model X hosts active safety technology such as collision avoidance systems and automatic emergency braking. But what sets the Model X apart is its design. Like other Teslas, the Model X has a large, rigid battery pack located on the floor of the vehicle. This gives the Model X a much lower center of gravity than your average SUV. In the event of a collision that would normally cause an SUV to roll over, this would happen instead.
    But rollovers are just one aspect of the safety test. Since the Model X is an electric vehicle, there's no need for mechanical components in the hood of the car. This allows for a much larger crumple zone to absorb energy from a frontal crash. It also has specially-made side sills that absorb energy in addition to its rigid side pillars. These features help reduce the force exerted on passengers and increases their protection. But if you don't have $80,000 laying around for a Model X there’s still plenty of SUVs out there with excellent safety ratings.
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    Why Tesla's Model X Was The First SUV To Receive A Perfect Crash Test Rating
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  • PeskyObeseCat
    PeskyObeseCat 6 ساعات قبل

    This is why every car needs a boxer engine

  • Nappe v
    Nappe v 7 ساعات قبل

    Ugly doors though

  • Ryan Jenkins
    Ryan Jenkins 8 ساعات قبل

    Why actually buys a model x as a “SUV”

  • Explosive Mayhem
    Explosive Mayhem 9 ساعات قبل

    It’s because of the rope weighing down the car smh 🤦‍♂️

  • callofduty767
    callofduty767 9 ساعات قبل

    suv's are not safer, it's actually quite the opposite.

  • Daniel
    Daniel 10 ساعات قبل

    And what about batteries?

  • Alexander Aquino
    Alexander Aquino 10 ساعات قبل

    Give me that and I will prove you it will Roll over in an impact of 300 pound IED

  • Fuckk Face
    Fuckk Face 10 ساعات قبل

    My car just died and this is what i watch 🙁 i wish i could afford one of these

  • Lowlands
    Lowlands 12 ساعات قبل +1

    If you look at the test clip, the floor is not hard enough. It demolished downwards so Tesla was lower than the floor. That's why it didn't roll over. Plus, all EVs have their batteries underneath. Nothing special.

  • Landan OConnor
    Landan OConnor 13 ساعات قبل

    My buddy crashed into one with a macan and the wheels came off and rolled down the street. Well only one rolled

  • Fabian Seewald
    Fabian Seewald 14 ساعات قبل

    I hate SUV´s just get a street car or an off-road rather than something that is, in the best case moderate at both.

  • WaifuRacer
    WaifuRacer 15 ساعات قبل

    Let me save you 3 minutes: Havent even watched the vid yet I already know the simple asnwer: center of gravity. Batteries are heavy and they are placed in the bottom of the car, giving it a low center of gravity despite its dimensions. Simple as that. It also has good structures to protect the batteries from being penetrated which would cause it to explode. Its nothing revolutionary, its the way electric cars are. Now get off Elons dick, the man is smart but not god.

  • JohnWorden
    JohnWorden 15 ساعات قبل

    Heavy ass battery in center bottom of car, puts center of gravity really really low. If other car makers could do that with their engine, then all SUV would probably preform fairly similar.

    TWEEDSUCKS 15 ساعات قبل

    Unless it has the Richard Hammond seal of approval I don't want to hear about these fake tests

  • Nathan Thom
    Nathan Thom 15 ساعات قبل

    Because if had a ton of heavy batteries all located at the bottom of the car. It is not designed to achieve this result, the result is a positive side effect from standard electric car design.

  • HumpDaddy01
    HumpDaddy01 16 ساعات قبل

    That's a car....

  • Electrics
    Electrics 17 ساعات قبل

    they rollover alot......so widen the track?

  • Asyran Aqid
    Asyran Aqid 17 ساعات قبل

    In Singapore, $80,000 will get you a second hand Civic.

  • Pee-Wee Rivera
    Pee-Wee Rivera 17 ساعات قبل

    Well thats good that not everyone can afford these cars were all gonna die

  • Patrick Pedersen
    Patrick Pedersen 18 ساعات قبل

    $80.000 for a tesla? thats insanely cheap. here in Europe, there are mostly 3 times that price. man americans have it easy. you get everything cheap

  • Fly Boy
    Fly Boy 18 ساعات قبل

    Fact is.. There no such thing that is "perfect"

  • Nicola
    Nicola 18 ساعات قبل

    Followed instructions. Tesla not rolled but destroyed. Ask for refund

  • iKn0wThingz
    iKn0wThingz 19 ساعات قبل

    Wont rollover, but explodes on colision with pole at 150mph :)

  • Flaros Oceanic
    Flaros Oceanic 19 ساعات قبل

    Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of vehicles. Makes great products, but everyone hates them because you cannot repair them or they're expensive.

  • Cosmonnor
    Cosmonnor 19 ساعات قبل

    Came here to learn how Tesla Model X got a perfect rating. Instead get explained the purpose of crash testing, with 5 seconds about the Model X. Thanks video.

  • typhoonTV
    typhoonTV 20 ساعات قبل

    The Tesla refusing to roll over is exactly like the physics in Simpsons: Hit and run lmao

  • אייל קוץ
    אייל קוץ 21 ساعات قبل

    Wouldn't it change the center of gravity if there were people in the car?

  • Unknown Ceilings
    Unknown Ceilings 22 ساعات قبل

    I forget that Americans don't wear their bloody seatbelts
    But yeah with batteries low in the car the centre of gravity will be low

  • Charles Bernard
    Charles Bernard 23 ساعات قبل

    not to mention that the Model X only minimally meets qualification to be considered SUV, so it is actually less of an SUV than all others, therefore its rollover rating really shouldnt be compared to other SUV

  • Collin
    Collin أيام قبل

    So the answer is mostly battery on the bottom. However, more room for the crunch zone helps.

  • Rayray
    Rayray أيام قبل

    I cringe every time they crash a perfectly good car

  • George Fischer
    George Fischer أيام قبل

    tldr the batteries are heavy and at the bottom of the car

  • Alex Zierhut
    Alex Zierhut أيام قبل

    So the extra weight has an advatage.

  • Keld Tundraking
    Keld Tundraking أيام قبل

    Thank God SUVs are so safe. You need that safety now that every drooling idiot is driving a two ton SUV on the road...

  • TBK
    TBK أيام قبل

    GTA V Online cars must receive a perfect crash test rating too

  • VeryCoolCat
    VeryCoolCat أيام قبل

    Until you puncture a battery.

  • J A
    J A أيام قبل

    Good job Elon-chan

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    2:52 rip taxi driver

  • 48Hz
    48Hz أيام قبل

    Yeah it won't roll over, it'll just explode instead.

  • bignatec1000
    bignatec1000 أيام قبل

    So...the model X is a cat?

  • tcb268
    tcb268 أيام قبل

    How safe are the batteries? Batteries catch fire, you know.

  • snipper all
    snipper all أيام قبل

    Untill your mobile e cigarette car blows u up one day

  • Ugh Ugh
    Ugh Ugh أيام قبل

    Roll it the same way they rolled the Volvo and it will roll.

    AMRAN أيام قبل

    A model X is way more than $80,000

  • Wacko Lover
    Wacko Lover أيام قبل

    (KIA left chat)

  • spiddyman007
    spiddyman007 أيام قبل

    How is this an suv though. It looks like a sedan wtf

  • spiddyman007
    spiddyman007 أيام قبل


  • Mikael Bengtsson
    Mikael Bengtsson أيام قبل

    Volvo is still better and it looks good.🙏

  • Jake Schmidt
    Jake Schmidt أيام قبل

    84 grand for something that's going to be a secondary/ back up vehicle anywhere outside of Metropolitan or city areas

  • Nicolaas DeYager
    Nicolaas DeYager أيام قبل

    What if you puncture that battery pack💀

    ASMR-SENSEI أيام قبل

    Fake news

  • Garry Gill
    Garry Gill أيام قبل

    And nobody is talking about it wow.

  • Sdtok
    Sdtok أيام قبل

    All other crash tests in this video did not involve sand, please compare apples with apples. (I'am not judging the crash test or the logic of this video, just the visuals)

  • Raphael Artemeier
    Raphael Artemeier أيام قبل

    Why would that "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA is the only organization that tests rollover resistance."? Thats simply false.

  • mikakami93
    mikakami93 أيام قبل

    only a couple of million dollars car

  • Dev Nagpal
    Dev Nagpal أيام قبل

    "Come Over"
    - Sorry can't drive I'm drunk
    "My parents aren't home"
    - Ok

  • seid ߆
    seid ߆ أيام قبل

    oh, you mean jaden smiths car?

  • Sebastian Thorsen
    Sebastian Thorsen أيام قبل


  • chancy319
    chancy319 أيام قبل

    Tesla commercial.
    I hope the paycheck was good.

  • Birdie Ifopo
    Birdie Ifopo أيام قبل

    Hope doesn’t have a incident were the battery will blow like a c4 planted under your car.

  • Dester32
    Dester32 2 أيام قبل

    SUV need stronger top because of roll overs. So if the tesla does roll over it is extra strong because it has been made to resist the weight of the battery. Extra strong!

  • xd Niles
    xd Niles 2 أيام قبل

    There’s this thing called a roll cage.......just put a full cage in your car

  • pattibjee
    pattibjee 2 أيام قبل

    with a little extra cash money to “make it seem better”

  • Charles Beers
    Charles Beers 2 أيام قبل

    Well, it has no ground clearance, so...

  • Chad Merkley
    Chad Merkley 2 أيام قبل

    Does anybody know where I can apply to be the car raming release guy? That looks fun.

  • Necrodead
    Necrodead 2 أيام قبل

    Tesla sucks. Discuss.

  • A Doge
    A Doge 2 أيام قبل +1

    That tesla probably cant offroad

  • Hawokki
    Hawokki 2 أيام قبل +2

    Not only the heavy batteries. I don't count that as an SUV.
    It's shaped and modeled like a XXL hatchback

  • kylesplinter1
    kylesplinter1 2 أيام قبل

    That's cool. just like unflippable boats

  • chariot rider
    chariot rider 2 أيام قبل

    lol why did it get 100% safety what if it gets hit by a black hole or a gamma ray blast common! Or even more likely collides with a planet.

  • Devin Murphy
    Devin Murphy 2 أيام قبل

    2 minutes about crash tests 50 actual seconds of Tesla footage not really a story here then is there

  • ramG35
    ramG35 2 أيام قبل

    all those heavy ass batteries under the car. bonous

  • Bikram Kumar Panda
    Bikram Kumar Panda 2 أيام قبل

    1 TESLA = 80 IPHONES
    1 TESLA >>>> 80000 IPHONES.

  • Tom Ives
    Tom Ives 2 أيام قبل

    No rollovers is good, but once that battery gets damaged/punctured you better get outta the area or you're gonna be crispy.

  • Dragon Steel
    Dragon Steel 2 أيام قبل

    I'd test the same rollover while not in a sand pit. Since the sand was dug out under the tires when they threw the car at the pit, the dug-outs made it easy for the tires to not wedge and allow the SUV to roll back.

  • Adrian Hernandez
    Adrian Hernandez 2 أيام قبل

    @km77 moose test on start

  • Josh Quack
    Josh Quack 2 أيام قبل

    good thing i know this. now, when i go shopping for a car i'll make sure to go for a Tesla. they only cost around 100k, not much

  • Krispy Champ
    Krispy Champ 2 أيام قبل

    That’s it time for a Tesla!

  • B4its2L8guy
    B4its2L8guy 2 أيام قبل

    If it wasn't for the boomers, we would have had this tech decades ago. Petrol heads are a dying breed.

  • jet boater
    jet boater 2 أيام قبل

    Yeah they forget to tell you that the cars burn like crazy when the batteries get damaged in a crash. Bad part is they keep reigniting spontaneously, so anytime after the damage to the car batteries occurs, the car can reignite and burn. Plus they are hard fires to put out.

  • DanielC
    DanielC 2 أيام قبل

    100k TESLA SUV vs 10k DACIA DUSTER?
    what should i buy? a car and a flat in LONDON or a car HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • scooter800m
    scooter800m 3 أيام قبل

    A more than 90 degrees rotation. Holy mother of return to all four on the ground.

  • Ian Landry
    Ian Landry 3 أيام قبل

    Bruh it was 2minutes 50 seconds of explaining a crash test and 10 seconds to say that it had batteries on the bottom
    Wtf was this video

  • gregistopal
    gregistopal 3 أيام قبل

    Because it’s so bottom heavy

  • Taavi Albert
    Taavi Albert 3 أيام قبل

    All these 18650 battery elements have weight enough.

  • ub3rpants
    ub3rpants 3 أيام قبل

    The first thing said is a very big statement, I would like to see the evidence to back up the claim that bigger cars are safer

  • Miguel Guzman
    Miguel Guzman 3 أيام قبل

    Tesla's are great an all. And yea I am glad to see this specific model is really safe. But if you do get into an accident the repairs on a tesla can take months depending on where you are in the country. So be prepared to be in a rental vehicle for a long time. If your insurance has rental coverage you will 99 percent of the time run out of rental coverage before the tesla is fixed.

  • Josh Sullivan
    Josh Sullivan 3 أيام قبل

    What I think before video starts - "it's probably because of all the weight from the batteries being equally distributed on the bottom of the car rather than all the weight from an engine in the front
    After video is over - lmfao

  • Bendover Son
    Bendover Son 3 أيام قبل

    Can’t put a price on safety.

  • KaputPictures Broadcast
    KaputPictures Broadcast 3 أيام قبل

    Since when is a model x an SUV?

    ELRUSOTV 3 أيام قبل

    2:41 why they didn't crash it right in the passenger door? To measure the actual damage for the person. 🙋 good video, though

  • Haotian Mo
    Haotian Mo 3 أيام قبل

    When the heavy weight of batteries are actually beneficial lol

  • CIA
    CIA 3 أيام قبل

    Don't worry, if you dont die due to crash, you will die when you see the cost to repair it

  • Omar Alfawareh
    Omar Alfawareh 3 أيام قبل

    Absorb impact not energy

  • What’sitsay
    What’sitsay 3 أيام قبل

    Idk as long as cars are being made to look good as well as safe they’ll never be 100% safe for me or at least safe as possible... I need some type of advanced bumper car specifically designed to keep you safe ONLY no distractions. I don’t care if the car I could possibly die in looks cool

  • CisforCock
    CisforCock 3 أيام قبل

    I love how the top suggested video is "This is why Tesla Model X is an awful car" ^_^

  • Joshua Graham
    Joshua Graham 3 أيام قبل

    Or just yano... Don't drive a big dumb suv when you live in a city and only pick up your 1 child from school

  • Rohaan
    Rohaan 3 أيام قبل

    Is it only 80,000?

  • 1255XL
    1255XL 3 أيام قبل

    Just because there is a huge weight at the bottom...

  • Benny Northeast
    Benny Northeast 4 أيام قبل

    I'd have thought it would catch fire when you flipped it