Watch a fire department slice open a Tesla Model X
Tesla's design tweaks, manual pull cords ease first-responder access to the Model X.
The good news is that Tesla had been paying attention to potential safety hazards stemming from the all-electric drivetrain and falcon-wing doors, and moved items such as the AC/DC converter and charging controller in order to make things safer in an accident. Beyond that, the video outlines how there are manual pull cords releasing front-trunk ("frunk"), rear deck, and side door latches, and goes over how a hydraulic sheer can slice off the top half of the door and the B pillar in order to remove those fussy falcon wing doors to get to those trapped inside.
Of course, the California-based electric-vehicle maker is hoping such measures won't be required. Three years ago, the roof of a Model X prototype broke a crushing machine used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to Electrek. And, more recently, Tesla said its attempt to try to flip a Model X failed. Tesla is shooting for the Model X to be the first SUV ever to get all top ratings in safety tests.
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