Until today, the American organizer of crash tests Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has never awarded the highest rating participating in the safety check of vehicles on electric traction. Finally, the other day there was the first electric car, successfully passed all six crash tests.
Such a high award was awarded to the crossover Audi E-Tron. The electric car received the maximum safety rating Top Safety Pick+. He successfully overcame six crash tests for collision with various objects, including frontal and lateral impacts, as well as passed the test of optics, braking system, and collision avoidance system.
As a starting point for the rating calculation, the distance between the dented element and the dummy, the condition of the dummy after the collision, the damage to the car and the displacement of the units after the impact are used.
Currently, experts are testing the safety of the latest model of electric car Tesla Model 3. In absentia, representatives of the company noted that this car can also receive the highest award for safety. The 2017 model failed the optics test, after which Tesla engineers did work on the bugs — the new cars come with improved headlights.