Tesla named safest car

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In its first model year, the high-end electric sports sedan Tesla Model S has been named the safest car on the road.


Center for Auto Safety Director Clarence Ditlow cited National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data giving the Tesla Model S a perfect five-star rating in each of three federal crash-test categories and overall.


The Tesla Model S has a base price of $63,570.


Tech entrepreneur and Tesla owner Elon Musk is attempting to make Tesla the first successful U.S. automotive startup in nearly a century.


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