Tesla Model S Versus Roof Crusher – Video
How does the Tesla Model S fare against a hydraulic roof crusher? Watch the video and you’ll soon find out.
Tesla Model S vs Hydraulic Press
Peak force: about 18,000 pounds (9 tons)
A bit of background info will make this video more sensible. The hydraulic crusher seen in the video is employed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to test roof strength of vehicles during the agency’s extensive crash/safety testing.
Of note is that the IIHS gave the Model S a “good” rating for roof strength, but the agency noted that the heaviest version of the S, the P100D, would likely not fare as well in the roof strength category as the added weight would likely make it less safe during a rollover incident.