On January 16th Tesla Motors released its fourth-quarter 2019 car safety report on its website, which showed that Tesla’s cars were safer than other vehicles on U.S. roads, and that the average mileage of accidents was three or four times higher than that of other vehicles.
The report also mentions the burning of electric cars, which is of the greatest public concern. Data show that between 2012 and 2019, tesla models traveled 280 million kilometers (about 7,000 laps around the Earth’s equator) before a Tesla vehicle burning accident occurred.
In contrast, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Fire Association (NFPA) report that social vehicles have one vehicle burn for every 30.4 million kilometers traveled. From this, it can be seen that the mileage of each combustion accident, the difference between the two more than 9 times.
In addition, the report shows that in the fourth quarter of last year, people using autonomous driving systems had one accident for every 6.94 million km travelled, and those who did not have autonomous driving systems but used active safety features had one accident for every 3.5 million kilometres travelled;
Those who do not use the self-driving system and Tesla’s active safety features suffer a road accident every 2.26 million kilometers. It is clear from this that Tesla’s self-driving and active safety features can effectively reduce the incidence of accidents.
And, by contrast, the average vehicle in the U.S. has an accident mileage of just 479,000 miles. Tesla’s models have at least five times the accident mileage. The accident rate for Tesla models is much lower than that of other models.
And in terms of the structural safety of the vehicle, Tesla motors are also in line with the positioning of its luxury cars. For example, the Tesla Model 3 received an overall excellent rating of five stars in the NHTSA 2019 safety rating.