And a high-performance version of the Model S, the P100D, got a lower ranking on the roof strength test because its larger battery makes it much heavier, so the roof might not hold up as well in a rollover crash. At least not yet.
The Model S sedan earned an acceptable rating in one of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's five crash tests, a level shy of the good rating needed to qualify for the group's Top Safety Pick accolade, according to a statement.
"Measurements from the dummy indicated that injuries to the head, along with the lower right leg, would be possible in a real-world crash of the same severity", the IIHS said in a press release. In order to be eligible for TSP+, vehicles must score "Good" in all five crash tests, and they must also contain some degree of forward crash protection. The Model S' headlights were also panned. Consumer Reports gave the 2016 Model S an overall score of 88, which included an "excellent" rating for owner satisfaction, to rank the vehicle No. 2 among ultra luxury cars.
Zuby added: "BMW clearly thought a lot about safety when designing the i3". The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 were not among that group. The Prius Prime earned the institutes top award, while the BMW i3 came up lacking in head restraint and seat evaluations.
All received high marks, but only two earned the 2017 Top Safety Pick Plus Award - the Toyota Prius Prime and the Chevy Volt.
IIHS noted that the Model S ratings apply to 2016 and 2017 cars built after October 2016.
Unfortunately for Tesla, the 2017 Model S only achieved an "acceptable" rating in that particular test. Tesla says it is working with its supplier to improve the headlights, and IIHS will evaluate the new ones when they are available. If a vehicle meets the requirements and passes the assessments, it can earn the "Plus" moniker if its headlights are found to be good or acceptable, as explained in a video below. In the test, only a portion of the front crash structure of the vehicle is involved and the angle of the auto makes it challenging for automakers to design proper seatbelt and airbag systems to protect the driver.
However, the IIHS says that the i3 and Model S won't require extensive modifications like the up-for-a-redesign Leaf does.
Ratings for crashworthiness and headlights are good, acceptable, marginal and poor.
Two plug-in hybrids tested at the same time, meanwhile, did better in the ratings. Its standard front crash prevention system earns a superior rating, and its only available headlights earn an acceptable rating.
The Prius Prime is the plug-in version of the regular Prius hybrid, previously a Top Safety Pick Plus victor.
Conversely, the Volt can go longer in electric-only mode at 53 miles while the Prius tops out at 25 miles.
Vodafone has been looking to merge with either Jio or Vodafone in order to stay relevant in the highly competitive telecom market. The impact of Vodafone-Idea merger on Airtel and Reliance Jio is unlikely to be very significant in the short term.
But he continued: "I think that's fair, but it's not that he can decide games by himself or we should expect this [that he can]". We could, however, be left with no more than a tussle for Champions League qualification after the next two rounds of fixtures.
Egypt would have gone through to the last eight with a draw against Ghana but Cuper revealed that was never their strategy. AS Roma star Mohamed Salah provided the decisive moment, lashing in a free-kick through a gap in Ghana's defensive wall.
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Wake Forest coach Danny Manning said the Demon Deacons have set higher expectations, so a visit from Duke doesn't alter those. The Duke men's basketball team is in Mike Krzyzewski's doghouse - and out of its locker room.
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Trump has insisted that Mexico will fund construction of the wall he wants to build on the southern USA border. See the cover image below! New First Lady, Melania Trump, is the latest cover star of Vanity Fair Mexico .
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On display for the first time is the hatch from the Apollo 1 capsule that caught fire, trapping the astronauts inside. Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins addresses guests at Kennedy Space Center's Day of Remembrance.
Manager Gerardo Martino and his side now have three goalkeepers under contract, Alec Kann, Alex Kapp and Alexandros Tabakis. Guzan has made just three appearances this season for the Boro, often serving second-fiddle to Victor Valdes in goal .
The movie has been minting money at the Box Office and has surpassed the Rs. 100 crore mark in just five days of its release. Overall, Raees is still winning the race with Rs 93.24 crore in total, while Kaabil only has Rs 67.46 crore.
The two state leaders chose to collaborate on the nuclear program from Iran and they will also meet in the upcoming months. Bin Laden also wanted to use the attacks to expand and recruit for al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, the person said.
According to the Dearborn-based auto club, the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.19 per gallon. In Georgia, the average of the two surveys Monday was $2.174, down 3.4 cents in a week and down 4.5 cents from last month.
Good sales of white spirits and scotch in Asia Pacific offset the continued contraction of the local whiskey market in Korea. The company delivered growth in every region, with North America building on the momentum of the second half of FY 2016.
ABC Digital has claimed full responsibility for the blunder, going on to apologise for any confusion caused with a statement . Nominees for the world's most prominent film awards - the Oscars - are being announced in Hollywood this morning.
It shows some high profile business backers such as Rod Drury and Sam Morgan supported his application to become a Kiwi citizen. These actions, which included a ban on Syrian refugees, sparked protests last weekend at USA airports and around the world.
It was, as Villeneuve said, an impossible dream; securing the rights from the author's estate would be too hard . Legendary Pictures acquired the rights last November and there were rumors that Villeneuve was being considered.
West Ham have announced that fans can trade in their shirts with Payet's name on the back and get a new one for a discounted £25. Payet asked for a transfer earlier this month, and refused to play for the club in a January 14 match against Crystal Palace.
Trade Representative. "I had not seen this solidarity since the 1985 Mexico City quake ". "They've made us look foolish". But Pena Nieto took to Twitter Thursday to say he had informed the White House he would not be coming.
Humans have spent much time and money seeking their own goal (therapy, groups, books, etc.), so how nice to give the dog its turn. Even Hotel for Dogs , which was a awful movie, had Don Cheadle and Emma Roberts and grossed a not-bad $73 million domestic.
The quarterly report received a positive reception on Wall Street: Boeing's share price was up more than 4 percent at midday . Boeing Co. (BA) was off to an bad start in 2016, as the stock was down approximately 25% within the starting two months.