is having a good week. Right after the California-based maker of the Model S electric vehicle
reported better than expected earnings and vehicle-production numbers
, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
) let it be known that the Model S received five-star crash-test ratings
, according to Automotive News
. That means the sedan received the best possible marks for frontal and side-impact crashes, as well as for rollover. The bad news: some Teslas
were destroyed in the process. It's part of a trend. Earlier versions of the Model S
also received top crash test scores
last year. Before that, the all-electric Roadster also passed crash tests
back in 2008.
A refresher on the other good news of the week: Tesla announced Wednesday that it increased sales to 5,150 vehicles for the second quarter
, and said it may double production next year. After reporting its first profit in the first quarter, Tesla's second-quarter gross margin was 22 percent and may reach 25 percent by year-end. Tesla's second-quarter revenue was $405.1 million and the company narrowed its second-quarter loss to $30.2 million from a $105.5 million loss a year earlier.
You can check out several Model S crash-test videos
below, though you might want to cover your eyes.