The revolution of electric driving is just around the corner. More and more manufacturers are launching new cars, and some are even offering electric versions of popular models they already sell. If you are looking for an electric car, but also put safety first, then this article is for you.
Today we bring you the list of the 5 safest electric cars you can buy.
1. Tesla Model Y 2020
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests vehicles for overall safety in the event of an accident. NHTSA used a simple star rating, with five stars being the maximum awarded to a vehicle in each category being rated. Five stars is also the maximum awarded to a vehicle's overall impact resistance.
Tesla's Model Y achieved a five-star global safety rating, NHTSA's Highest Safety Rating.
In addition, the Model Y has a five-star safety rating for the overall assessment of frontal impact (passenger and driver side), side crash and rollover test (with only 7.9% rollover risk).
According to the NHTSA website, the 2020 Model Y they tested also features standard forward collision warning technology and imminent collision braking. These technologies help make Model Y a safe vehicle even if the driver is unable to react in time.
2. Tesla Model 3 AWD 2021 - the safest electric car
The Model 3 is also an extremely safe electric car. It is the safest of all crash safety tests. It achieves a five-star overall frontal impact rating, which combines the driver and passenger ratings into one score.
The Model 3 also passes a five-star side impact rating. This EV also scores five stars in the rollover test, with a rollover risk of just 6.6% (even better than the Model Y).
The tested Model 3 also comes with the technology Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Supportwhich detects whether the driver is not exerting sufficient force on the brake pedal and is applying additional pressure in an emergency situation.
3. Nissan Leaf 2020
The Nissan Leaf is a relatively cheap electric car with a starting price of approximately € 27,000. It is also a very safe vehicle, proving that there is no need to spend a lot of money to buy an extra safe electric car for everyday life.
Nissan Leaf gets a global safety rating NHTSA's Five Star. In addition, it has a 4-star rating for frontal impact and 5-star for side impact. It passed the rollover test with a four-star rating and a 10.7% rollover risk.
The Leaf doesn't perform as well as the Model 3 in some tests, but it's still excellent. The rollover test isn't as robust as the Teslas, but anyway, the Nissan Leaf is an affordable and extremely safe option.
4. Audi e-tron 2022 - stylish electric car
Audi's range of electric cars offers some of the friendliest electric vehicles. Take the e-tron for example. It is one of the most stylish EVs currently on sale.. The great thing about this Audi is that it not only looks great, but it is also a very safe car. It was awarded a top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. The e-tron is certainly not cheap, with the 2023 model starting at around €70,000.
This machine is equipped with Audi's famous Quattro AWD system, that ensures inspiring and confident driving. The e-tron also comes standard with Audi's pre-sense front. This system can slow down the car if the vehicle detects that a collision is imminent.
The e-tron also comes standard with rear pre-sense, which prepares the vehicle to detect a rear-end collision. The system closes the windows and fastens the front seat belts to increase passenger safety during a potential collision.
5. Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022
The Mustang Mach-E is a top IIHS safety choice. This means the Mustang Mach-E looks good, offers great performance and is also very safe. The Mach-E is probably the best looking electric on sale right now.
The only downside of Mach-E is that you cannot order the 2022 model. Ford says that due to high demand for its electric, the Mach-E is no longer available to order. Don't worry though; You can still order the 2023 model.
Electric cars are just as safe as conventional cars
This list provides proof that the latest generation of electric vehicles is as safe as any conventional offering. So if you're considering an electric car but have doubts about the safety of these vehicles, rest assured there's plenty of choice.