Which Is Safest Electric Car?

While EVs offer several benefits, it is important to choose a model that follows high safety standards

When buying an electric car, many people are worried about the safety aspects. Viral videos that show electric cars going up in flames could be responsible for amplifying the issue. However, despite such cases, most OEMs are going ahead with their plans to expand their EV portfolio. There is definitely no going back to the ICE age, although other fuel alternatives may emerge. In terms of which is the safest electric car in the world, here are some options you can consider.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Ioniq 6 offers a comprehensive range of safety features including ADAS. The EV utilizes high-strength steel and a chassis designed to absorb and dissipate crash energy. In the Euro NCAP, Hyundai Ioniq 6 has received 5-star safety rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has provided the highest ‘Top Safety Pick+’ rating to Hyundai Ioniq 6. The EV has also received high ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tesla Model 3

The ADAS kit onboard Tesla Model 3 includes Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features. Model 3 utilizes a fortified battery pack, which reduces the risk of impact and subsequent fire. The battery pack is centrally positioned to ensure a low center of gravity. This in turn ensures optimal handling and control. Tesla Model 3 has received top ratings from Euro NCAP and IIHS. NHTSA has given 5-star overall safety rating, based on front and side crash tests and rollover tests.

Polestar 2

Manufactured by Volvo under a separate sub-brand, Polestar 2 offers a comprehensive range of safety features. It has ADAS and high-strength steel reinforced body structure. Polestar 2 utilizes three radar units, five cameras and twelve ultrasonic sensors to get an optimal feel of its environment. It can identify various road conditions and traffic situations and work to prevent collisions. The battery pack is layered with a steel and aluminum frame to reduce the risk of fire in a crash. Polestar 2 has received top ratings from Euro NCAP, IIHS and NHTSA.

Genesis G80 Electric

Key safety features include multiple cameras and smart systems such as ADAS. Parking is easy even in tight spots with the car’s ability to track movement from all sides. Use of radar and smart lighting ensures safety of users as well as pedestrians. G80 Electric has excelled in crashworthiness tests, which highlight its robust build quality. IIHS has provided its highest ‘Top Safety Pick+’ rating to Genesis G80 Electric.

Audi Q4 e-Tron

Key safety features include a fortified battery pack, a rigid passenger compartment and the ability to dissipate impact energy. A comprehensive range of ADAS features are available with Audi Q4 e-Tron. Users can also choose special packs that have additional safety features. Audi Q4 e-Tron has been rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS.

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