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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تعليقات • 6 903

  • They call me toto
    They call me toto أيام قبل +1

    I hope James Charles doesn’t try this....

  • Sandy
    Sandy أيام قبل

    Only the government could be dumb enough to mouth the words: "By strapping a MASSIVE BOMB to the bottom, Tesla has created the safest vehicle in our rollover test."

  • Formata Gfys
    Formata Gfys أيام قبل

    when will have the same on NCAP then i will we can talk till then all the US standard i use it as toilet paper

  • Umer The Clumsy Tube
    Umer The Clumsy Tube أيام قبل

    0:32 me rolling away from my responsibilities

  • fabian Athiah
    fabian Athiah أيام قبل

    And what about the bmw x6 2009...no ones talking about that!!!🤔

  • Devil's Advocate
    Devil's Advocate أيام قبل +1

    This is like the Vans shoe of cars

  • EggyRepublic
    EggyRepublic أيام قبل

    It's using GTA V physics.

  • Al Grayson
    Al Grayson أيام قبل

    I'll take an electric Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan updated with all modern safety engineering.

  • Bio Banni
    Bio Banni أيام قبل

    Petition to call it the Vans Mobile

  • Mando R
    Mando R 2 أيام قبل

    Is it because all the batteries are on the floor plus the weight.

  • Quint lawrence
    Quint lawrence 2 أيام قبل

    just what happened at 2:35 to the car

  • Standards In life
    Standards In life 2 أيام قبل +1

    Why don't they use actual body parts in a dummy? We are not plastic.

  • Standards In life
    Standards In life 2 أيام قبل

    Ever saw that no mattter how you throw your vans they always land perfect? Imagine if Vans made a car.

  • arlind vasha
    arlind vasha 2 أيام قبل +6

    dude send it to a russian or especially a (drunk,even though they are always drunk)gopnik he will flip it over without reving the engine for blyad's sake

  • Frezi
    Frezi 2 أيام قبل +7

    Here's a lil tip for ya, 0:25

  • jonko 313
    jonko 313 2 أيام قبل

    tesla's are gay

  • Henge Dude
    Henge Dude 2 أيام قبل

    well im gonna force my dad to but this

    LIAM TERRILL 2 أيام قبل

    I love Tesla

    LIAM TERRILL 2 أيام قبل

    I hate Tesla

  • Hutch black
    Hutch black 3 أيام قبل


  • Jack Wahlgren (elev)
    Jack Wahlgren (elev) 3 أيام قبل

    Well teknikens värld started testing rollover test long ago

  • Wayne Wayne
    Wayne Wayne 3 أيام قبل +1

    The G Wagon got the Perfect rating to. But thats not a SUV. 👍🏼

    • Lewis Durkin
      Lewis Durkin 2 أيام قبل

      Wayne Wayne so what’s your point then. Or just a statement with no relevance what so ever. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body

  • Badrakh Ariunchimeg
    Badrakh Ariunchimeg 3 أيام قبل

    3d printed hole bodi

  • Abnormal Junking
    Abnormal Junking 3 أيام قبل

    It will be flipping over when an asian women drives it (joke)

  • Pugpolice
    Pugpolice 3 أيام قبل

    Thank you Elon, very cool.

  • Hacking on mineplex.
    Hacking on mineplex. 3 أيام قبل +2

    hello 911
    someone stole my engine

  • Beecher Dyke
    Beecher Dyke 4 أيام قبل +2

    *sigh* How many times do have to tell you... *THE MODEL X IS A CROSSOVER WITH GULLWING DOORS!!*

  • Kittycat Gamz1079
    Kittycat Gamz1079 4 أيام قبل

    It takes a year to get when one. when you buy it. it takes so for them to long to build one. BUY ONE USED!

  • IIAkumuII Animates
    IIAkumuII Animates 4 أيام قبل +4

    Elon musk: *It ain’t much but it’s honest work*

  • KoenigsSchwert 24
    KoenigsSchwert 24 4 أيام قبل

    I still dont like it

  • Peter Gašperan
    Peter Gašperan 4 أيام قبل

    There were running, awesome electric cars a hundred years ago, it makes you think why they're not in much bigger use..

    • Alex Jamieson
      Alex Jamieson أيام قبل +1

      Likely due to the low capacity of the relatively primitive lead acid batteries, the inefficiency of the old brushed motors, and the low top speed, as well as the fact that it would take many hours to charge. Power was also very expensive and charging probably required an inefficient rotary convertor.

  • Lucas von Furchensumpf aus Brandenburg

    Or the Tesla Pilot drive in a Wall.

  • Dare Masterchief
    Dare Masterchief 4 أيام قبل

    Put some Vans shoes upside down on top of the car

  • Random YouTuber
    Random YouTuber 4 أيام قبل +3

    Physics: (dictates that SUVs are terrible in life)
    Elon(gated) Musk(rat):

  • Filip And Katrina Madrid
    Filip And Katrina Madrid 4 أيام قبل

    The new version of the Van's challenge

  • David Fletcher
    David Fletcher 4 أيام قبل

    1:02 *Mercedes left chat*

  • TheUltimate Weipin
    TheUltimate Weipin 4 أيام قبل

    Totally not because the massive weight at the bottom

  • Timmy Stitch
    Timmy Stitch 5 أيام قبل

    And being thrown form your is why you were your damn seatbelts

  • just farihah
    just farihah 5 أيام قبل

    One question how much cars did they crash for your video

  • Bandulu 69
    Bandulu 69 5 أيام قبل

    What a fu joke! Why this rollover test is made on sand? Tesla is BS, the only two good things in this cars is the engine and battery from Panasonic!

  • Touch Bionics
    Touch Bionics 5 أيام قبل

    Why did they make such ridiculous doors for this SUV?
    Such a fall back

  • AJAY K
    AJAY K 5 أيام قبل +1

    yeah but its not an SUV
    it cant do what other SUVs of that price range

  • Vehiel Phantom
    Vehiel Phantom 5 أيام قبل

    Model X: 5 Star Crash Test
    Model Y: *To be Continued*

  • Random Videos
    Random Videos 5 أيام قبل

    Game cars be like 0:01

  • Teabird
    Teabird 5 أيام قبل

    Literaly When you flip a car in GTA

  • JustAnotherOtaku :3
    JustAnotherOtaku :3 6 أيام قبل +1

    Turbo dismount be like

  • Dutch Van Der Lindé
    Dutch Van Der Lindé 6 أيام قبل

    Anyone else come here for the reasons?

  • Door Stuck!
    Door Stuck! 6 أيام قبل +3


    XERMIO 6 أيام قبل

    It has a van shoe in it

  • PGPlayz
    PGPlayz 7 أيام قبل

    Maybe it's because the Tesla Model X looks more like a sedan and it's about the same distance from the ground as a sedan.

  • Mc 0H
    Mc 0H 7 أيام قبل

    GTA 5 cars

  • Doctor. Moe
    Doctor. Moe 7 أيام قبل

    Its because there are Vans in the car

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  • Daniel Ko
    Daniel Ko 7 أيام قبل +23

    Parents: This would be a nice first car for our son! (Checks the price) Honda Civic would do just fine.

  • Mark Fleshtor
    Mark Fleshtor 7 أيام قبل

    And now i think , is what happening with Tesla Roadster 2020 ?!

  • Ethan Li Gaming
    Ethan Li Gaming 7 أيام قبل

    yeah but model x has a very low clearance which is why it's hard for them to roll over. the clearance is like a normal car so when it snows the model x has a harder time than most SUV's

  • OnceThereWasAPageWithAReallyLongAssNameAndNowYouAreLookingAtAChannelWithAReallyLongName!

    ...but we're not going to tell you what those SUV's are...

  • 지나가는시민
    지나가는시민 7 أيام قبل

    2:12 good designal

  • TwistedClown912
    TwistedClown912 7 أيام قبل

    0:27 Deja Vu

  • Joshua
    Joshua 8 أيام قبل

    What about the model Y

  • alex Barra
    alex Barra 8 أيام قبل

    2:28 in the hood (my nigg*!).

  • Nate Terry Ramsey
    Nate Terry Ramsey 8 أيام قبل


  • Snappy xd
    Snappy xd 8 أيام قبل +1

    rip maney

  • Ryvucz
    Ryvucz 8 أيام قبل +2

    Let's just replay the same clips
    to make the video as long as possible with ramblings.

  • snow ronald26
    snow ronald26 8 أيام قبل

    Until the battery pack bursts and the car burns for two days.

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 8 أيام قبل

      if a car burns for 2 days that makes it a low intensity fire = less dangerous.

  • Jyo
    Jyo 8 أيام قبل

    This video has much less content than i anticipated

  • GunScott HDgaming
    GunScott HDgaming 8 أيام قبل

    *Its not perfect when the computer starts malfunctioning*

  • mr evergreen
    mr evergreen 8 أيام قبل

    Just another reason to add to the bucket of why Tesla’s are pretty amazing cars..

  • Shockma
    Shockma 8 أيام قبل

    F for all the cars

  • ThiccMan
    ThiccMan 9 أيام قبل


  • Marc Frank
    Marc Frank 9 أيام قبل

    if it wasn't on sand it would still roll over

  • No More Flat Earth
    No More Flat Earth 9 أيام قبل

    Fake. This is gta footage

  • sanjinred
    sanjinred 9 أيام قبل

    But what happens when it flips? Cause it CAN flip, how do the backdoors cope this

    TINLΞTHΛX 9 أيام قبل

    The car from GTA.

  • Definitely Not a Birb
    Definitely Not a Birb 9 أيام قبل

    Wow gta physics are real

  • Nick Sazlan
    Nick Sazlan 9 أيام قبل

    just hit dislike button.

  • GlockPhone
    GlockPhone 10 أيام قبل

    Huge batteries

  • Chewbacca
    Chewbacca 10 أيام قبل

    So basically any SUV that looks like a coupe (regular car) cannot be rolled over. It's not exclusive to the model X. There is also BMW X4 and X6 that have that shape and can probably not get rolled over. Since they don't have a high center of gravity.

  • Alexander
    Alexander 10 أيام قبل

    Coat it with line x and it's perfect..

  • Luke Hukill
    Luke Hukill 11 أيام قبل +1

    It’s the vans of cars

  • Hangry Fruit
    Hangry Fruit 11 أيام قبل +1

    Tester: Gets hit
    Bee: How much do you think he makes?
    Other Bee: Not Enough

  • Fusion n' Stuff
    Fusion n' Stuff 11 أيام قبل

    gta 6 looks good

  • HxartLess Gamer
    HxartLess Gamer 11 أيام قبل

    Crash tests is crazy cause they build the car then destroy it glad I’m not a mechanical engineer

  • Heinhtet hhtp
    Heinhtet hhtp 11 أيام قبل

    Terry can finnaly get an suv for his wife

    DEEPAK THAKUR 11 أيام قبل +2

    TESLA is way better than other cars like BMW, Audi,Benz. etc

  • Pandasalad
    Pandasalad 11 أيام قبل

    Because they built them like the shoe Vans because they allways land up

  • Nata A
    Nata A 12 أيام قبل

    Tesla car that can't flip....Vans shoes that can't flip we're living in 3088

  • X11KYX
    X11KYX 12 أيام قبل

    It'll catch fire so quick before you can get out you'll be a puddle of bones, fat and sinew

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 8 أيام قبل

      battery compartment is designed to slow burning so if the batter pack somehow got damaged enough to ignite all at once its likely the driver is also already dead.

  • ViBeX Chaos
    ViBeX Chaos 12 أيام قبل

    Definitely getting a model X when i get my license.

  • Señor Celsius
    Señor Celsius 12 أيام قبل

    Model X > Vans

  • Luke Starkey
    Luke Starkey 12 أيام قبل

    Land rover does not roll over

  • James Gasparic
    James Gasparic 12 أيام قبل

    Good job Elon!!!
    Still not buying an electric car

  • Mr Bleach
    Mr Bleach 12 أيام قبل +3

    From saving the environment to saving people.

  • Planet Awesome
    Planet Awesome 12 أيام قبل


  • Ruben Haak
    Ruben Haak 12 أيام قبل

    well that battery back definitly lowers the center of gravity

  • AinTzEzy
    AinTzEzy 12 أيام قبل

    Everyone else thought about how many times Tesla crashed there cars

  • M Mocan
    M Mocan 12 أيام قبل

    No thanks. I love gasoline !

  • Benjamin Vuong
    Benjamin Vuong 12 أيام قبل

    good luck getting out if it is completely upside down

  • Aarav Pradhan
    Aarav Pradhan 12 أيام قبل

    Umm, check the 2018 and 2019 Lincoln navigator

  • AstroAce
    AstroAce 12 أيام قبل

    Up Next: "Why the Tesla Model X is an awful car"