Rating the safety of electric cars

Understanding electric vehicles and their safety ratings

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Following on from the recent piece on EVs:

Measuring carbon footprints: old bangers vs new electric cars – Vision Group for Sidmouth

… the VGS has been contacted with an interesting couple of further points on EVs: 

In the first quarter of 2021, new EV registrations exceeded the total figure for 2017. 2 and 3-wheelers (like bikes and scooters) are the most common electric vehicle, making up 44% of all the electric vehicles in the world. The number of EVs on roads globally is expected to reach 145 million by 2030, with the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel set to come into effect the same year.

Solar Carport — MDT Australia

Not only are electric vehicles the way forward if we want to help slow the planet’s warming, these engineering marvels are also safe. EVs undergo a series of tests designed to find out how safe is the vehicle for road use. Depending on the outcome of these grueling tests, the vehicle will score a rating anywhere from 0 stars to 5 stars, with 0 stars having no critical modern safety technology and 5 stars being the safest to drive.

This guide created by insurancemarket provides basic knowledge for first-time EV buyers and in-depth insight for more experienced EV drivers. It provides information such as the types of EVs, how EVs work, safety ratings, and how to charge an EV’s battery safely and drive an EV more efficiently.

Here are some informative stats the guide dive into:

  • In the first quarter of 2021, new EV registrations exceeded the total figure for 2017.
  • 2 and 3-wheelers (like bikes and scooters) are the most common electric vehicle, making up 44% of all the electric vehicles in the world.
  • The number of EVs on roads globally is expected to reach 145 million by 2030, with the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel set to come into effect the same year.

To learn more about the electric car safety rating scale, head over here for more information: 

Electric Vehicles & Their Safety Ratings | InsuranceMarket.AE

Whilst an insurance market is going to be very reliable, there are other places to find such information:

Electric Car Safety Ratings | Moneyshake

Crash tests: which electric car is safest to drive? – Which? News

   
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