Tesla Model X gets 5 stars from European safety agency

The company said that it earned the exact same overall score as its Model 3. (Photo by Reuters)

Tesla Inc said on Wednesday it's Model X SUV has been awarded a five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) in tests that are standards for Europe.

The company said that it earned the exact same overall score as its Model 3.

"This makes the two Teslas the best performers in this part of the assessment against Euro NCAP's most recent protocols," NCAP said in a statement.

The ratings provide information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

The company's shares were marginally up in premarket trading.

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