I'm not sure if these have already been posted somewhere on the site, but I came across some of the NHTSA crash testing videos on the Model S. It looks like the rating will be released soon( or already has been released). The Youtube video says that is 5 star crash tested. Seeing those Model S's get hit over and over again was a little painful to see, but also very reassuring. NHTSA Side Pole Impact 2013 Tesla Model S (All-Electric Plug-In) NHTSA Side Pole Impact (NHTSA Five Star Car) - YouTube NHTSA Side Impact 2013 Tesla Model S (All-Electric Plug-In) NHTSA Side Impact (NHTSA Five Star Car) - YouTube NHTSA Frontal Impact 2013 Tesla Model S (All-Electric Plug-In) NHTSA Frontal Impact (NHTSA Five Star Car) - YouTube Edit: Link to NTHSA page: 2011 & Newer - Search Results | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) (thanks jed-99agie for pointing that out) Update: August 8th, 2013 MPT: This evening we received a note from Tesla Motors asking for an opportunity to clarify the open question regarding the rear seat, it's certainly welcome: Tesla and NHTSA confirm that significant lifting of the second row seat pan upon impact as seen in the video of NCAP frontal crash testing is not a normal occurrence on Model S. Instead, this anomaly is due to the placement and installation of sensors, cables, cameras and other test equipment used to document the NCAP testing. During this process, the test facility partially removed the second row seat pan and did not fully reinstall it. This partial removal had no effect whatsoever on NHTSA’s NCAP test results. Normally, under non-testing conditions, the Model S second row seat is locked into place with a series of clips and fasteners. The second row seat pan will not lift in the event of a crash.