Tesla earns its first-ever safety award from IIHS for Model 3
ARLINGTON, Va. — Tesla has picked up its first award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, as the 2019 Model 3, its less expensive sedan, qualifies for TOP SAFETY PICK+.
The Model 3 joins one other all-electric plug-in vehicle, the Audi e-tron, in the IIHS winner’s circle. A hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Hyundai Nexo, also recently qualified for an award.
The Chevrolet Bolt, an all-electric small car, misses out because its headlights cause too much glare, earning a poor rating.