Tesla Model Y scores five star ANCAP

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The Tesla Model Y has set the highest ever safety assist score.

The Tesla Model Y has received a top five-star rating in the latest round of ANCAP results, as tested by Euro NCAP. And the Tesla Model Y has set a new record for the highest score in the safety assist category.

The Model Y achieved a near-perfect score of 98 per cent for its safety assist systems. It also scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection and 82 per cent for its protection of vulnerable road users, resulting in an overall five-star rating.

ANCAP said the Model Y scored full points for its lane support system and camera-based driver monitoring, and also praised the car’s camera vision system, which looks to prevent collisions with other road users.

ANCAP chief executive officer, Carla Hoorweg, alluded to the fact that electric vehicles are scoring some of the highest marks for ANCAP and thus Government should focus on such models – suggesting that perhaps vehicles with low safety marks not be subsidised. But safety marking is a constantly evolving and complicated system that would put some worthy contenders – and certainly some safe but slightly older vehicles – out of contention for such a way of deciding subsidies: “Today’s results demonstrate why ANCAP is encouraging all levels of government to ensure subsidies and incentives for alternative-powered vehicles are only provided to models offering the highest levels of safety,” said Hoorweg.

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