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A look inside Tesla's Crash Test Lab

Join us for an exclusive look inside Tesla's Crash Test Lab

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Welcome to Tesla's Crash Test Lab, a secret facility in Fremont, California.

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This is the block of concrete where many a Model 3, Model S and Model X have met their demise. 

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The end usually looks something like this. 

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Of all the cars, this is one of the most significant, the very Model 3 that achieved the NHTSA five-star rating.

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The company designed and built this giant rig for testing the crush strength of its vehicles. 

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Robotic arms are used for some pedestrian crash simulations.

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Need to speed a car to a giant wall? Why not use a salvaged pair of P100D drive units? 

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From the viewing area, spectators can watch the replay in super-slow-motion.

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The lights aren't dimmed to be ominous, but rather so that the specialized lighting in the crash area can be maximized. 

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Alas, poor Model X. Dying for a good cause. 

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