Tesla Inc’s Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA in tests that are standard for cars in the United States.
The agency has been investigating crashes involving other Tesla models, which have raised questions over the functioning of the automaker’s auto-pilot system.
The company’s shares were up 1.7 percent at $304.27 in early trading on Sept. 20.
The agency started the 5-Star safety ratings program in 1993 and Tesla’s Model X and Model S, which has been the subject of at least one NHTSA investigation, have both received the top rating in the
By Vibhuti Sharma and Munsif Vengattil