December 4, 2019 / 10:24 AM / 5 days ago

Tesla Model X gets 5-star rating from European safety agency

FILE PHOTO: Tesla Model X electric cars recharge their batteries in Berlin, Germany, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Wednesday its Model X SUV has been awarded a five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) in tests that are standards for Europe.

The company said bit.ly/2qndXzm that it earned the exact same overall score as its Model 3.

"This makes the two Teslas the best performers in this part of the assessment against Euro NCAP's most recent protocols," NCAP said in a statement bit.ly/2YcvDdu.

The ratings provide information about crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

The company’s shares were marginally up in premarket trading.

Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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