Check Out This Totaled Tesla Model 3 – Video

JUN 30 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Ever wonder what a totaled Tesla Model 3 looks like after most of the body panels have been removed?

Well, wonder no more as we present a first look here. Word of warning, the innards are exposed. It’s graphic. And it might not be for the faint of heart.

Here’s your first-ever quick look at a totaled Tesla Model 3 with dismantled panels.

It seems that it is still is alive though with an undamaged touchscreen. That’s one item most would expect to break in the event of a crash, but somehow it remains intact.

Ingineerix, who posted the video, says that the Model 3 still drives, though just barely.

“New arrival to play with! This 3 still drives (not very well), but all the major components are intact and functioning.”

You can check out more Ingineerix videos on Tesla Model 3 exploration here.

As for crash-test safety, we should point out that we don’t yet have full data on the Model 3. What we do know is that the IIHS is still testing the car and has only released a few results thus far.

Two results have been filled in – front crash prevention and headlights. The Model 3 is rated “superior” in front crash prevention and scores an A for headlights.

Back in January, we saw how the Tesla Model 3 performed in a real-world pole crash test. Though the car was likely totaled, the occupant was reportedly okay. The car’s impressive front crumple zone saved the day.

We suspect that like the Model S and Model X, the 3 will fare well in crash tests, though it’s not a given that it will place among the top in its class.

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8 Comments on "Check Out This Totaled Tesla Model 3 – Video"

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EV TV did one too.
Interview of Dominick, of Motorsport, owner of this site, concerning MyEV, a clearing house for buyers/sellers of evs only.
From Ev News Daily.

Steven Loveday

+1. Good stuff!


Great nytimes article on tesla model 3 manufacturing…Elon can totally claim “hand made with robotic help”…very cool!

MTN Ranger

Hard to tell due to the damage, but does it have a conventional radiator in the front for the battery cooling?


I think all Teslas (and other EVs) do?

filip bjurling

It’s crazy that they’re making these type of examinations but can’t release data of a simple energy consumption vs speed test and a super charging test from 0-100%

Bill Howland

well, that is what Tesla Motors Club is for – owners asking each other questions that aren’t addressed anywhere else.

For instance on the GM BOLT website I finally found out the dc/dc converter is 130 ampers, with a 1600 watt limitation. They could have put that information in the owner’s manual but they never do, at least not in recent decades.

Bill Howland

Doesn’t really show much, too many things, (radiators, fans, electrics, etc.) have been removed.