Tussle between Tesla and Luxembourg over the Model S Failing Its Brake Test



Tesla had previously put to rest the braking test issue with their Model 3 but just because things had worked out at that time, do not mean that it would get away with the Model S brake test. Certainly, Luxembourg did not think so. ILNAS, Luxembourg testing, and standards body have put themselves at loggerheads with Tesla after they had conducted an absolutely unusual emergency braking test which had gone into the comparison of 2015 era Model S to a brand new Volvo S90. The Model S had failed the test in the most spectacular manner and as per those who had witnessed the disaster, said that the car had crashed into a dummy car at a speed of only less than 19 MPH. On the other hand, Volvo S90 had managed to avoid any kind of mishap from happening even at a speed of 37 MPH. Things did not look good for Tesla but in a surprising turn of events, Tesla had not taken the results in a sporting manner.

A spokesperson for Tesla, in his statement to Electric, said that PLANS had refused to give them the details of the test, including the method which they had adopted. The organization did not even know that such kind of test was going on until news had appeared in the press. The carmaker had also gone on to find out that Model S is registered as a rental car in Germany. The company's spokesperson even promised that Tesla would keep on investigating the kind of test, which got conducted in order to ensure that the test was a fair one.

There are a number of questions which get raised after the test. They include, why at all a three-year-old rental car of the Model S was pulled up for the test, against a brand new rival car of Volvo S90. Moreover, why was the test conducted in front of the media? The results which had come out from the test even raised concerns about whether Tesla's braking system, which was comparatively older, is at all up to par.


Tussle between Tesla and Luxembourg over the Model S Failing Its Brake Test Tussle between Tesla and Luxembourg over the Model S Failing Its Brake Test Reviewed by Alina Martin on 02:44 Rating: 5

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