electric vehicle safety

Electric Cars Offer Passenger Safety Advantages — EV Safety Benefits, Part 3

CleanTechnica has just launched a detailed report on the EV safety advantage. The short and sweet of it is: electric vehicles are safer than gasoline/diesel-powered vehicles. The report actually follows the first two parts of a series we’ve been writing on whether electric vehicles (EV) are inherently safer than their internal combustion engine (ICE) car cousins. The first article introduced the idea of why EVs could be designed to be safer than traditional gasoline cars. The second article dove a bit deeper. And we saved this third part of the series for after the publishing of The EV Safety Advantage.

Electric Vehicle / Tesla Model S Safety Video

Heads-up, pay attention to those colored cables, one clue to identification — how to handle a crash involving electric vehicles. The numbers electric cars on the road only recently increased from hundreds to the ever-increasing thousands. This increase necessitates new, more broadly distributed information about safe handling of crashes involving … [continued]

NHTSA: GM Volt Poses No Elevated Fire Risk

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) says that the Chevrolet Volt EREV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) is no more likely to cause fires than other vehicles. “Based on the available data, NHTSA does not believe that Chevy Volts or other electric vehicles pose a greater risk of fire than gasoline-powered … [continued]