Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, and another 20 million are injured. Cars are inherently dangerous machines, but designers and engineers work hard to continually improve the safety features. With EV’s becoming more popular, many agencies and drivers have begun to focus on the safety of these vehicles. There is no doubt that EVs have many benefits, but are they as safe as internal combustion cars (ICE)? And is it possible that they are even safer?
CleanTechnica answers these questions in their recently released report called the “EV Safety Advantage.” This report looks at the ratings, statistics, and design elements of electric vehicle safety compared to the conventional counterparts. In summary, the report explains that electric vehicles have a more efficient “crumple zone”, reduced rollover and fire risk, and more maneuverability. Furthermore, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives EVs better overall ratings in regards to vehicle safety. Find more details and evidence of these claims in their report here.