Which compact car is safer: electric or petrol-powered vehicle?

renault zoe electric compact car in crash test

During the last fifty years, the safety of motor vehicles has significantly improved. Features from safety belts and ABS brakes to alerts and automatic braking systems when objects are dangerously near are all vital innovations. As electric vehicles are attracting more buyers, some drivers are pondering their safety. In Germany, an enterprise that is specialized in safety, Dekra, conducted a series of crash tests to determine if an electric compact car is safer or more dangerous in collisions than a car powered by an internal combustion engine.

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In 2018, it was perfectly fine to conduct a road trip across Europe in an electric car

Renault Zoe, compact electric car

Driving around your home town is nothing much to think about for an owner of an electric vehicle, but thinking about a road trip across Europe may raise concerns. The reality is, however, that there are thousands of charging stations in Europe that are ready to feed fresh energy to those tired EV batteries. Here is a story of an Irishman and his wife who took their Renault Zoe for a spin in France and Spain.

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Electric cars in road travel test: BMW i3, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Volkswagen e-Golf

Electric vehicles are arriving on the roads faster than most drivers anticipated: Tesla is a household name in many countries, VW has announced an electric campervan, and Detleffs has a prototype for a solar-powered motorhome. If you want to go for, say, a tour of France on an electric compact car, is it really conceivable today?

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