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
smart #1 Standard 96% 5
Mercedes-EQ EQE Standard 95% 5
Tesla Model S Standard 94% 5
Cupra Born Standard 93% 5
Volvo C40 Recharge Standard 92% 5
ORA Funky Cat Standard 92% 5
VW ID. Buzz Standard 92% 5
Kia Niro Standard 91% 4
BYD ATTO 3 Standard 91% 5
NIO ET7 Standard 91% 5
Kia EV6 Standard 90% 5
Lucid Air Standard 90% 5
Genesis GV60 Standard 89% 5
Subaru Solterra Standard 88% 5
Toyota bZ4X Standard 88% 5
BMW i4 Standard 87% 4
Nissan Ariya Standard 86% 5
Renault Megane E-Tech Standard 85% 5
Mobilize Limo Standard 80% 4

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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