Thatcham Research Gives Tesla Model 3 A 'Basic' Security Rating

The EV is missing important features against theft to get a “superior” rating.

When it comes to crashworthiness, few vehicles in the market can protect you more than a Model 3. Anyway, if you are to defend your car against thieves, Thatcham Research says the Tesla could do better. This is what the British organization has reported on a security rating that ranked 13 cars as superior, basic, and poor.

Of the 13 vehicles, 7 got a superior rating, 2 had the basic classification, and 4 got the poor score. There were three EVs on the list. Besides the Model 3, the Mini Cooper SE – also known only as Mini EV – and the Porsche Taycan Turbo were also evaluated. Both got the superior score. The Tesla was among the basic vehicles.