The (infamous, from the 1990s A-Class) moose test replicates what happens to a vehicle it swerves to avoid an obstacle in the middle of the road and then tries to get back in its lane as quickly as possible.
The Tesla Model 3 can brag not only that it passed it, but it did so with flying colors. Thanks to the clever packaging, with the heavy batteries mounted in the floor, between the two axles, the electric sedan has scored a major win for EVs.
In the test conducted by Km77 on a closed course, the Model 3 impressed the drivers, who unanimously concluded that it’s quick to respond to input. The Michelin tires that came with the car were also praised for offering good levels of grip and not showing much degradation at the end of the demanding moose and slalom tests.
This result comes one year after the NHTSA tried to tip over a Model X, during their official testing. The electric SUV was pushed sideways into a large box of sand, revealing its belly, but only for a few seconds, as in each of the three filmed attempts, it managed to get back on its feet. Needless to say that it was awarded with a 5-star safety rating, and so has the Model 3, which is considered one of the safest vehicles in its class.