In the latest round of Euro NCAP testing, two high-profile and high-cost electric cars – the Tesla Model X and Porsche Taycan – secured five impressive stars.
But if you want independent proof that EVs are just as safe as ICE cars you need look no further than the latest round of tests from Euro NCAP, where two of the ‘Poster Cars’ of the current crop of EVs have been tested – the Tesla Model X and Porsche Taycan – and have achieved impressive five star ratings
According to Euro NCAP the Tesla Model X is the stand-our performer in this round of tests, scoring a very impressive 94 per cent for Safety Assist – just as the Model 3 did earlier this year – and makes the Model X, and Model 3, the best figures achieved by any car this year.
Not only that, but the latest Model X also scored a massive 98 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), making it a likely winner for Best in Class of 2019.
Porsche did almost as well with the Taycan, with a score of 85 per cent in Adult Occupant Protection and 83 per cent in Safety Assist, which may not be as good as Tesla but is the second highest Safety Assist score this year.
Other five star awards in this round of testing went to the Skoda Octavia, Reanault Captur, Ford Kuga, Audi Q7, Peugeot 2008 and Subaru Forester, with the VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra garnering four stars and the Jeep Renegade a poor three stars.