Tesla Roadster Passes Crash Tests, Certified for ProductionS

The Tesla Roadster has passed its FMVSS crash tests and is now certified for production. This is one of those items that should please both lovers and haters of the forthcoming electric sports car. Those that hate it can revel in the crash porn in the gallery below. Those that love it can get excited about the fact that it's one significant step closer to production. The rest of us can act nonplussed. Basically an Elise with batteries, the Roadster benefits from that car's massive bonded aluminum chassis, so this certification shouldn't come as a surprise. The Roadster also passed all the less-exciting headlight position, rear-view, windscreen defrosting tests with flying colors and is expected to enter production, on time, in March. [Tesla Motors]