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2017 Tesla Model S Enlarge Photo The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute has once again confirmed the Tesla Model S electric car is an outlier. While the Model S gets high ratings for its crash safety, it also seems to incur higher insurance losses than competing conventional cars. Higher claim frequencies, more costly repairs, and higher mileage all contribute to the Model S sedan losses. DON'T MISS: Waits for Tesla service get longer as more electric cars are sold The IIHS and HDLI compared the Model S not only to its gasoline-powered counterparts but also to other (lower-range) electric vehicles. For example, the Nissan Leaf and the Nissan Versa hatchback were studied and compared to try and reach a conclusion on the Leaf's losses against a comparable gasoline vehicle. But the data clearly showed that Tesla Model S drivers consiste...

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