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Audi e-tron first EV to earn 2019 Top Safety Pick Plus [Video]

The all-electric crossover received top marks across the board.

Audi's e-tron crossover is the first pure electric vehicle to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award for 2019.

The EV received 'good' ratings for all crashworthiness tests, a 'superior' assessment for its front-crash prevention system, and the highest score for its standard static LED headlights with high-beam assist.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will finally be putting the Tesla Model 3 through the same series of crash tests sometime in the next few weeks.

The e-tron is the fifth Audi model to receive a TSP or TSP+ designation for 2019, joining the A3, A4, A6 and Q8.

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