Three electric vehicle models have recently proven that they are not only green but they’re also safe.
Australian vehicle safety authority ANCAP has recently given a 5-Star Safety Rating to the Tesla Model Y, Kia Niro, and the Genesis GV60 after the vehicles were subjected to the latest 2020-2022 safety criteria.
The Tesla Model Y (Rear-Wheel Drive and Performance variants) scored a stellar 97 percent in Adult Occupant Protection, 89 percent in Child Occupant Protection, 82 percent in Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 98 percent in Safety Assist.
It features dual frontal, side chest and side-head protecting airbag, centre airbag, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane support with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning, emergency lane keeping (ELK), and an advanced speed assistance system (SAS).
Meanwhile, all variants of the Kia Niro scored 88 percent in Adult Occupant Protection, 84 percent in Child Occupant Protection, 76 percent in Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 87 percent in Safety Assist.
It has dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting airbags, a driver knee airbag, a centre airbag, AEB, LKA,Lane departure warning (LDW) ELK, as well as an SAS.
On the other hand, all variants of the Genesis GV60 garnered 89 percent in both adult occupant protection and child occupant protection, 63 percent in vulnerable road user protection, and 88 percent in safety assist.
It features dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting airbags, a driver knee airbag, a centre airbag, AEB, LKA, Lane departure warning (LDW) ELK, as well as an SAS.
“The results we’ve released today will give confidence to those in the market for an alternative-powered Small SUV,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.
“All three models offer high levels of safety performance across the range of ANCAP assessment areas, demonstrating the clear ability for electric vehicle models to tick both the safe and green checkboxes.”
“Today’s results demonstrate why ANCAP is encouraging all levels of government to ensure subsidies and incentives for alternative-powered vehicles are only provided to models offering the highest levels of safety,” Ms. Hoorweg added.
You can view the technical reports for these EVs by clicking the links below:
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