When electric cars began to proliferate in the automobile industry at a quicker pace, safety was and has always been a top concern for potential buyers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a well-known vehicle safety organization, presented evidence that electric vehicles have become just as safe as traditional ones. Actually, according to a review of insurance evidence, accident claims are less common for electric vehicles.
This information is two years old. A sizable number of electric vehicles received the reputable IIHS Top Overall Pick honors in 2022 through 2023. Those who won underwent meticulous crash tests, much like conventional vehicles, and demonstrated their safety in endless accidents, different overlapping collisions and additional IIHS-required trials.
Here’s a list of the most secure electric vehicles for 2022 through 2023, according to crash study results.
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
The safe electric vehicle to buy in 2023 is the VW ID.4. The 2023 Best Safety Choice+ distinction was given by IIHS to this all-around outstanding ride, with the exception of the headlights. Also, to be noted, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is highly rated for forward collision avoidance (vehicle-to-pedestrian, all the time) as opposed to an outstanding rating. NHTSA rated the VW ID.4 as the best safety choice from the test results, although it lost one star for rollover-rated vehicles.
2023 Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y is another vehicle among the 2023 best safety choices with the + designation. The majority of its crash testing yielded outstanding results for this electric vehicle, with only the headlamp (on certain trims) and LATCH (ease of use) sections receiving acceptable ratings. The NHTSA accorded the Model Y in its earlier manufacturing years all-star safety ratings.
2023 Subaru Solterra
The 2023 Subaru Solterra receives the best green scores across areas from the IIHS, earning it the 2023 Best Safety Choice title. Nonetheless, three instances where the electric vehicle received a lower rate have been highlighted.
2023 Audi E-Tron
This is a gorgeous electric vehicle with heart-pounding performance in all trims that also excelled in the crash tests. IIHS awarded this vehicle top marks in every crash test with the exception of the headlights, designating it the best safety choice for 2022. The vehicle has outstanding safety ratings from the NHTSA as well, despite losing a star because of a frontal collision.
2023 Kia EV6
This 2023 Kia EV6 is simple to like. While being brand new to the automotive industry, the vehicle offers exceptional performance, is practical and comfortable, and attractive inside and out. On top of this, the IIHS labels this car as the best safety choice for 2022. The design and safety cages are the only components of the electric vehicle that received a low grade.
The test results above don’t in any way imply that other models from manufacturers such as Lucid Motors (NASDAQ: LCID) aren’t safe or didn’t pass crash tests. Rather, the ranking brings to attention those models that excelled during the tests.
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