Tesla owners are far less likely to be involved in an accident: Study

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According to new research from Cambridge Mobile Telematics, people who drive Tesla cars are less likely to be in an accident when compared to any other brand.

The research comes from driver behaviour data via in-car trackers, smartphone apps and other devices.

The report compared how the same drivers performed in different vehicles in the United States.

Tesla’s crash rate per million miles driven was 91 per cent lower for a person driving a Tesla than any other vehicle owner.

In comparison, Porsche was the worst, with people driving a Porsche being 35 per cent more likely to be involved in a crash.

Although Tesla’s are a safe vehicle, there are a couple of possible reasons why Tesla ranked so high.

  • First, people driving Tesla were 21 per cent less likely to engage in distracted driving than other models.
  • Secondly, people driving Tesla were 9 per cent less likely to drive above the posted speed limit.
  • Finally, Cambridge Mobile Telematics also noted that as EVs break up long road trips. Driving an EV could create safer conditions for driving. As with regular breaks, fatigue is not as much of a factor.

Interestingly, the research did not test the specific impact of Tesla’s Autopilot or Full Self-Driving features. Nor did they test any of the other self-driving features on any vehicle.

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