I appreciate that this might not be the way you want to look at the numbers, but it most certainly is NOT an "invalid statistic"! Insurance companies (and this is a study by the Insurance Institute) are paid for registered cars, not miles driven. Premiums are calculated by the accidents per car, not per mile. And frankly, if I'm looking at these numbers, its because I want to know I'm more likely to die because I chose car "A" or car "B."Regarding the statistics stated above for death rates - death rate per 1M vehicles = wrong. this is an invalid statistic as it should be Death rate per 1M miles = correct - I believe Tesla S' have a bit higher miles driven than any other similar vehicle(not sure about actual statistics)
Claiming a particular car has a high death rate because the typical owners are more reckless might make some sense, but trying to claim that its OK for a car to have a higher accident rate because the owners like to drive more miles is just plain silly!
(Actually, I tried to find "miles driven by model" and came up empty!)