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Tesla Motors said today it is still awaiting feedback from an ongoing federal investigation, but the same federal agency has reaffirmed the 5-star crash rating for the 2014 Model S. The car was rated 5 stars in all categories for 2013, and the rating was carried forth without changes by the National Highway Safety Administration […]

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Free publicity from a verifiable and credible authority is always great if one can justifiably pull it off, and Tesla has been one of the best at cultivating low-cost resources, and spinning out flattering reports for itself. But the start-up automaker’s most recent press release stating the federal government’s crash testing lets it say the […]

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UPDATE: 8/22: NHTSA issued a release saying Tesla has over-stated the results. See story. Yesterday Tesla announced the Model S received the highest ranking of any car ever crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The all-electric sedan has several inherent design advantages coupled with engineering features that enabled it to score […]

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