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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:55 am

Tesla Model 3 gets the lowest likelihood of serious injury of any car ever tested.

https://www.tesla.com/blog/model-3-lowe ... sted-nhtsa

Caveats being this is in the case of accidents as tested.
The videos are rather fascinating, especially the center pole test.



Durandal wrote:Degradation of my 2012 Leaf has been faster than I anticipated, unfortunately (from a financial perspective) but I guess the upside is that it will give me incentive to finally order an SR Model 3 and add Autopilot to it some time early next year. The thing I find so funny about the people who are so adamant that Tesla will fail is they have a vested EMOTIONAL interest in Tesla failing. Either they have a financial gain to be had (either directly, or because they work for a competitor), they're a hater because of brand loyalty to some other brand, or they just hate Tesla due to jealousy. Most anti-Tesla people I've seen in the Twitter world are petrol heads. I can't imagine why anyone who is sincere about preventing climate change and wants clean air/water would try to disparage Tesla.

Anyhow, my thread-jacking 2c...


I couldn’t agree more, well said.
Additionally, I find it interesting how some of the naysayers refuse to accept they were wrong about any aspect of their complaints.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:08 am

Pretty much sums up many of the posters on this thread.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:09 am

Zythryn wrote:Tesla Model 3 gets the lowest likelihood of serious injury of any car ever tested.
https://www.tesla.com/blog/model-3-lowe ... sted-nhtsa

It's a really awesome report!

(although I'm really annoyed that they chose the y-axis to start at 5% just to make the chart look "better")
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:42 am

jlv wrote:
Zythryn wrote:Tesla Model 3 gets the lowest likelihood of serious injury of any car ever tested.
https://www.tesla.com/blog/model-3-lowe ... sted-nhtsa

It's a really awesome report!

(although I'm really annoyed that they chose the y-axis to start at 5% just to make the chart look "better")


Would also like to see who the other top 50 models are!
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:50 am

jlv wrote:(although I'm really annoyed that they chose the y-axis to start at 5% just to make the chart look "better")

One of my pet peeves too, of charting in general.

It looked like a ~ 25% reduction in injury risk compared to the average of the top 47 non Tesla cars. That is really impressive.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:42 am

Durandal wrote:I can't imagine why anyone who is sincere about preventing climate change and wants clean air/water would try to disparage Tesla.


Or add to that list any nationalistic Make America Great Again type who wants to see American manufacturing regain its dominance. Tesla is the best chance the US has of that happening. Not that I think people should rally behind a company just because it's American, but it does seem to me that people go out of their way to construct arguments against Tesla based on data that flies in the face with actual results, speculation only, or relies on information that literally has absolutely no bearing on how well the company is going to perform (example: Elon taking a puff of Joe Rogan's joint).

Chinese automakers in particular are probably thrilled at this behavior!
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:43 am

With regard to Model 3 safety, I was impressed with this report of a high speed crash in May:

My Model 3 Got Wrecked Today :(

Be sure to take a look at the picture and see that the cabin is intact even though both front and back ends are crushed from the spinning collision. According to a witness, the crash was caused by a Camaro SS and BMW street racing as they entered a tunnel, when the Camaro hit the Model 3 and caused it to spin three times and hit the walls, as is apparent from the picture. https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/2771736/
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:52 am

lpickup wrote:Or add to that list any nationalistic Make America Great Again type who wants to see American manufacturing regain its dominance.

You mean the fools that buy trucks made in Mexico, do not realize that American dominance was built on **exports** to countries that allowed them without tariffs, that create one big sucking sound from the petro-dollars sent to OPEC, and shop at Walmart, the kingpin of exporting manufacturing expertise to China ?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:45 am

Stealing from reddit on the NHSTA crash test of VIN 61210: https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/co ... rifice_in/
Full set of pre/post crash test images: https://imgur.com/a/oCAVKzz

So someone made this image:

Dummy's reaction tells it all
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Nice after view of the knee airbags and collapsible steering column.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:28 pm

Well, it isn’t the base model, but Tesla is now offering a mid-range version of the Model 3.
$4000 cheaper ($45k), 260 mile epa range, premium package RWD.

I did not see this coming, complete surprise to me. If it makes it easier for more people to get into an EV I’m all for it :D
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