What happens when a Tesla electric car gets rear ended?

Tesla accident rear-ended photos
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Elon Musk retweeted this:

It apparently shows a Tesla owner's car and someone else's car after that other person's car rear ended the Tesla. I guess that's one advantage to having so much battery mass in the car, but it also shows how the rear was designed not to crumple to protect any occupants of the child-sized rear-facing seats.

After NHTSA crash-testing, the Model S basically received a perfect score:

Tesla Model S electric car crash testNHTSA/Screen capture

If you're curious about the safety of the Model S, here are some crash testing videos, and there's more info about them here and here.

Tesla Model S crash testYoutube/Screen capture

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