Tesla Model S Gets Rear Ended – Damage to EV Virtually Undetectable
Some Tesla Model S owners, especially those with the rear-facing jump seats, have been concerned over the safety of the two rearmost seating positions.
Well, as these two photos show, that concern is likely unwarranted.
Tesla Motors Club member Rutgers of the Netherlands posted the photos you see here, along with this translated (via Google Translate) description, which we’ve edited a bit for clarity:
The rear vehicle seemed a total loss. Tesla stated that the parking sensors [of the Model S] have failed.
Police, ambulance, towing and Rijkswaterstaat [part of the Dutch ministry of transport], the whole circus was plucked.
Berger [senior ministry of transport advisor] called Tesla a “tank”, with optically very little damage.
[The Model S] still drove fine, trunk was still [able to] open and close.
Of note is that this particular Model S did not have rear-facing seats, so therefore it did not have the second frame reinforcement bar in the rear.
Source: Tesla Motors Club