The IIHS has released test data from Ford and Volvo electric vehicles, calling them generally safe.
EVs may one day be as ubiquitous as regular gasoline-powered cars, as automakers have a wide range of EVs, and according to recent research, they will be just as safe or even safer.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has provided inspection data for the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volvo XC40 Recharge. The first model received the title of Top Safety Pick, and the second – Top Safety Pick +. To receive the Top Safety Pick +, a vehicle must score Good in all six crash tests. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, which starts at $ 55,085, has successfully passed all the checks.
The Mustang Mach-E electric crossover, which starts at $ 43,995, fell short of the top of the two ratings due to headlights. Ford told Car and Driver that it designs the headlights for its vehicles with a “rigorous approach to real-world driving and customer feedback,” but it is not clear yet if they will be redesigned as part of the first facelift.