Crash testing is not new in the automotive industry, but it is relatively new for electric vehicles,media reported. Both electric cars, the Tesla Model X and the Porsche Taycan, have both passed the Euro NCAP crash test in recent days, especially the Model X. Europe’s NCAP is focused on a wide range of issues, not just the performance of a car in a series of crash tests, but of course a car’s ability to handle an accident can help its star rating.
It is important to note that fewer stars do not necessarily mean that test vehicles are unsafe under the Euro NCAP standard because the star rating exceeds the legal requirements. However, this test provides consumers with a valuable reference value.
Let’s first look at Tesla’s ratings, which earned model X a near-perfect score in the adult occupant safety category, at 98%. Its security assist technology also scored a very high 94 per cent. Overall, that equates to a five-star rating. For Porsche Taycan, it received an 85 per cent adult occupant safety rating – not as good as Tesla’ and a five-star rating. In addition, it has a security assistive technology rating of 73%.