The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), Australia's safety performance assessment system, just gave the Tesla Model 3 a perfect 5-Star Safety rating. The news was announced in an ANCAP press release revealed on Tuesday.
The Tesla Model 3 achieved an impressive 96% for Adult Occupant Protection with full points achieved for the driver in three out of four destructive crash tests.
It also boasted the highest Safety Assist score achieved by any vehicle against the ANCAP’s protocols: a score of 94%.
5 star ANCAP safety rating handed down to @Tesla's newest AUS/NZ market entrant, Model 3 https://t.co/8FugPx6uXs. “It's encouraging to see Tesla give equal attention to the active safety systems & tech as well as safety fundamentals through structure & restraints” ANCAP CEO pic.twitter.com/VjvYNFl5vk— ANCAP Safety Ratings (@ANCAPsafety) 30 July 2019
An impressive result
"This is an impressive result, and great to see electric vehicles continuing to prioritize safety” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer James Goodwin.
“It is encouraging to see Tesla give equal attention to the active safety systems and technologies on board as well as the safety fundamentals through the structure and restraints,” added Goodwin.
ANCAP gave full points for the front passenger in the frontal offset test which simulates a head-on crash and for child occupants in the side impact test. The Program also praised the Model 3's "range of driver assistance systems including an advanced lane support system capable of emergency lane-keeping which actively intervenes to avoid steering into the path of an oncoming or adjacent vehicle."
ANCAP’s protocols are based on the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). The latter also gave the Model 3 a perfect 5-star rating earlier this month.
Finally, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the car a perfect safety rating making the Model 3 undeniably one of the safest vehicles around.