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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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Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to video game development to automotive technology.
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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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