Thanks to great design, structural analysis, build quality and well run test management, we have successfully completed the entire suite of dynamic impact testing to meet both FMVSS [Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards] and, as importantly, our own very strenuous internal performance targets.
There are also some less-obvious standards - window defrogging, headlight positioning, rear visibility - that the Roadster has also passed. The news, then, is that the Tesla Roadster meets all necessary FMVSS test requirements and will be allowed to be sold in the Federal Market. After all the negative news surrounding the car and the company recently, Powell's post is most welcome indeed.
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