Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is showing that electric vehicles are at least as safe as conventional ones with total injury claims happen less frequently for electric vehicles.
Here is a list of the safest electric cars with the best crash test ratings for 2022 and 2023.
- 2023 Volkswagen ID.4
- 2023 Tesla Model Y
- 2023 Subaru Solterra
- 2023 Audi E-Tron
- 2023 Kia EV6
- 2023 Tesla Model 3
- 2023 Genesis GV60
- 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5
- 2023 Genesis G80
- 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) bills itself as an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research and evaluation and through education of consumers, policymakers and safety professionals.
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EVgo Autocharge+ communicates between the registered vehicle and charger to enable plug-and-play charging without the need to sign in or pay with a card. EVgo said that the following models are currently eligible:
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It’s award season and the finalists for the 2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year award have been announced. They are »
What’s more, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and the Nissan Ariya, both EVs, are also finalists for the overall 2023 World Car of the Year award. Interestingly the Nissan Ariya didn’t make the final cut for the EV of the Year 🤔. The Kia Niro is a contender for the overall award. The Kia Niro is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-time EV.
Other EVs that made the final cut in other categories »
The Genesis GV60 shares its platform with the award winning Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. However it feels like a completely different car and Australia’s Carscoops claims it “is one of the very best electric vehicles currently on sale.”
2023 Genesis GV60 AWD
Underpinning the GV60 is Hyundai’s Electric-Global Module Platform (E-GMP) which brings with it a flat floor and supports two powertrain configurations in Australia. Sitting at the base of the range is the GV60 AWD which features a 74 kW (99 hp) electric motor at the front axle and a 160 kW (214 hp) motor at the rear axle, resulting in a combined 234 kW (314 hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) of torque.
During the Christmas and New Year period, we had the chance to test and live with the flagship GV60 Performance AWD. This variant rocks a 180 kW (241 hp) motor at the front and a 180 kW (241 hp) motor at the rear, good for 360 kW (483 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque in Boost Mode or 320 kW (429 hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) in every other driving mode.
Both GV60 models receive their juice from the same 77.4 kWh battery pack found in the floor. The standard AWD has a claimed WLTP range of 470 km (292 miles) while the Performance AWD has a WLTP range of 466 km (289 miles).
It’s not very often that we test a car with as few flaws as the Genesis GV60 Performance AWD.
The Genesis GV60 has earned a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
To earn either of the Institute’s two awards this year, a vehicle must earn good ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.
For the lower-tier TOP SAFETY PICK, at least one good or acceptable headlight system must be available. For the higher-tier TOP SAFETY PICK+, good or acceptable headlights must be standard across all trims.
The 2023 GV60 meets all the requirements for the highest award. Its standard front crash prevention system earns superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations, and good-rated LED projector headlights are standard across all trims.
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Of course, the EV6 isn’t Kia’s first EV. However, it is the first to use the company’s new dedicated electric vehicle platform or E-GMP, which will be shared with future Hyundai Motor Group EVs, such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV60.
We’ve already dug extensively into the EV6’s specs, but here’s a quick refresher. In the US, the compact crossover will initially arrive in three flavors. There are two rear-wheel-drive variants: One with a 58-kilowatt-hour battery making 167 horsepower and one with a 77.4-kWh long-range pack good for 218 hp. Finally, the all-wheel-drive version combines the big battery with dual motors for a total of 313 hp. Range hasn’t been announced, but Kia tells me to expect around 300 miles for multiple configurations with the best numbers coming from the long-range, rear-wheel-drive version.