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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According to the latest J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, Rivian owners really like their R1T electric pickups.
As mainstream customers enter the electric vehicle market, they are focusing on the same things that have mattered them in the past — styling, quality, reliability, safety, technology — according to the latest annual study of EV owners by J.D. Power.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
The Hyundai Ioniq 6, when configured as a rear wheel drive, and single motor, will have a range of 581 km (361 mi) when equipped with 18-inch wheels.
The twin motor, AWD version with 20-inch wheels, has a range of 435 km (270 miles).
The US EPA states the Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD is rated at 131 MPGe, while and the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is rated at 140 MPGe in the SE RWD Long Range configuration.
The slick Ioniq 6 moves through the air with a low drag coefficient of just 0.22 in its U.S. specs. The Korean market is even slipperier with a drag coefficient of 0.21.
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DrivingElectric Car of the Year 2022 goes to the MG ZS EV
British publication DrivingElectric has announced their award winners for this year »
Car of the Year 2022 » MG ZS EV
Best Urban Electric Car » Fiat 500
Best Value Electric Car » MG ZS EV
Best Family Electric Car » Skoda Enyaq iV
Best Luxury Electric Car » BMW iX
Best Long-Distance Electric Car » Hyundai Ioniq 5
Best Electric Company Car » Tesla Model 3
Best Electric Performance Car » Porsche Taycan
Best Used Electric Car » Nissan Leaf Mk2
Best Small Electric Van » Citroen e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, Toyota Proace City Electric, and Vauxhall Combo-e
Best Medium Electric Van » Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert, Toyota Proace Electric, and Vauxhall Vivaro-e
Best Large Electric Van » Fiat e-Ducato
Technology Award » Hyundai Ioniq 5
Innovation Award » Citroen Ami
Readers’ Favourite Electric Car » Kia EV6
Tesla sold 52,859 China-made vehicles in November 2021, including 21,127 for export, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
While those numbers look good when compared to the same month last year, they also indicate Tesla’s wholesale volumes are down 2.8% in November over October.
Tesla, which is making Model 3 4-door sedan and Model Y SUV in Shanghai, sold 54,391 China-made vehicles in October 2021, 40,666 of which were exported.
Passenger car sales in November 2021 in China totalled 1.85 million, down 12.5 percent from November 2020.
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Hyundai’s all-new Ioniq 5 isn’t the first ‘affordable’ EV launched by a mainstream brand and it’s not even Hyundai’s first EV. However, it is one of the most exciting and is the best EV on sale at this price point.
Underpinning the Ioniq 5 is the same Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as the Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60. It is the first in a long line of all-electric models that Hyundai is developing and borrows its name from the Ioniq liftback that was introduced a few years ago and sold as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and an EV. Don’t let the familiar name fool you, though; the Ioniq 5 is nothing like the original Ioniq, nor is it like any other electric vehicle on sale.