Tesla Motors' Model S recently received an unprecedented safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, outperforming every sedan, SUV, and minivan ever sold in the United States. This outcome naturally prompts a new discussion: Are electric cars, in general, safer? Or is this all a result of Tesla's operational feats?

In the following video, Fool contributor Daniel Sparks gives credit to Tesla's team of engineers, but he also proposes that the results may be a sign that electric cars have greater potential when it comes to safety.

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The article Are Electric Cars Safer? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Daniel Sparks owns shares of Apple and Tesla Motors. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Tesla Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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