Top Electric Car Crash Test Ratings | EV NCAP Ratings
Electric vehicles have various unique features, one of which is how they perform in accidents. However, the question remains – are they safer or more dangerous than traditional cars?
The Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP) is an international organization that works towards the widespread implementation of the United Nations motor vehicle and safety regulations. Its goal is to lower the number of road fatalities and enhance pedestrian safety.
GNCAP evaluates new cars and assigns them a rating on a 5-star scale.
Top Electric Car Crash Test Ratings
|Make & Model||Safety Equipment||Overall rating||2022 Rating|
|Tesla Model Y||Standard||97%||5|
|Hyundai IONIQ 6||Standard||97%||5|
|Tesla Model S||Standard||94%||5|
|Volvo C40 Recharge||Standard||92%||5|
|ORA Funky Cat||Standard||92%||5|
|VW ID. Buzz||Standard||92%||5|
|BYD ATTO 3||Standard||91%||5|
|Renault Megane E-Tech||Standard||85%||5|
Tesla Model 3- IIHS crash testing
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a well-known assessor of vehicle safety, recently upgraded its crash testing facility to accommodate heavier cars weighing up to 9,500 pounds. Although this is much higher than the average weight of new cars (4,100 pounds), it is just enough to test the electric Hummer pickup (weighing 9,100 pounds) and the upcoming electric Hummer SUV, which is expected to weigh even more. Even the relatively lightweight Volvo EX90 weighs 6,200 pounds, the Mercedes EQS weighs 6,000 pounds, and a Tesla Model S sedan can reach 4,800 pounds.
A Tesla Model 3 during IIHS crash testing. It earned a Top Safety Pick + rating, though IIHS noted that the bottom of its A-pillar deformed a concerning 8 inches rearward.
So, till now, Tesla Model 3 is the best electric car in 2023 in terms of safety rating.
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