Teslas may be among the most technologically advanced vehicles on the road, but they’re also extremely rugged. Despite their sleek appearance, their trademark components such as their glass roofs have proven to be extremely durable.
The Tesla Model S, for example, made headlines when it was tested by NHTSA. During testing, the Model S’s glass roof ended up breaking the safety agency’s crash test machine. Since the days of the Model S, Teslas have only gotten better and safer.
This became evident during an incident in China that recently made its way onto social media. The video was brief, but it showed a white Tesla Model 3 stuck by a massive tree. The tree caught some power lines as it fell, but it was obvious that much of its weight ended up on the Model 3.
Although crushed by the tree, Model 3 survived the incident. Its glass roof didn’t even smash, and social media reports suggest the driver was able to escape unscathed. This appears to be the case as the driver’s side door of the vehicle was opened in the video.
The Tesla Model 3 earned a five-star safety rating from NHTSA, and it’s proven its safety chops in several recent incidents. These included a Model 3 which ended up leaving the roadway at an estimated speed of 85mph and colliding with a tree about 20ft in the air.
The Model 3 was mangled in the incident and the aftermath of the accident was horrific. Despite this, the driver was still able to escape with only minor injuries.
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