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Tesla Roadster off the hook for advanced air bag requirements

by John Neff (RSS feed) on Jan 29th, 2008 at 10:33AM

click above for more pics of the Tesla Roadster being crash testedYesterday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved a waiver for Tesla Motors so that its all-electric Roadster could be sold in the U.S. despite not meeting advanced federal air bag requirements. Of note, however, are some comments made by the NHTSA when the waiver was granted. The organization gave Tesla Motors the pass because it did try to meet the government's advanced air bag standards and the Roadster will, of course, have airbags, but also because the, "public interest is served by encouraging the... Read More

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