Tesla Inc. (TSLA - Get Report) on Tuesday said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the company's SUV the Model X with a five-star safety rating in every category it measures, a first for an SUV
"More than just resulting in a 5-star rating, the data from NHTSA's testing shows that Model X has the lowest probability of injury of any SUV it has ever tested. In fact, of all the cars NHTSA has ever tested, Model X's overall probability of injury was second only to Model S," the company said on its Website updates page.
The company said Model X's all-electric architecture and powertrain design produce a more rigid platform than traditional vehicles. The design places the large battery underneath the car's cabin, giving it a low center of gravity that Tesla said gives the Model X the lowest rollover probability of any SUV on the road.
"That means that in the event of a serious crash, Model X occupants have an overall 93% probability of walking away without a serious injury," the company said.
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Editor's Pick: Originally published Jun. 13.