Mercedes Released The World’s First Crash Test Video Of Two Electric Cars

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Stuttgart-based automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz broke new ground in the world. The company conducted a public crash test in which it crashed two electric cars head-on. Here is the result. Mercedes-Benz conducted a remarkable crash test to address concerns about the safety of electric cars. The German brand broke new ground in the world by crashing two electric cars head-on. The aim was to respond to opponents of electric cars. Some critics of electric cars express concerns that the batteries of these vehicles could harm passengers and rescue teams in the event of an accident. To refute this claim, Mercedes-Benz conducted a test in which two electric SUV cars named EQA and EQS collided head-on.

More Challenging Than Euro Ncap

Electric cars were subjected to a crash test at 56 km/h with 50 percent overlap. This means that the relative speed of both vehicles at the time of impact was 112 km/h. The crash scenario was more challenging than Euro NCAP certification requirements, using a 1,400-kilogram aluminum honeycomb barrier that mimics the front of another vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz emphasized that the simulated crash represented a real-life crash that commonly occurs on rural roads, especially after an unsuccessful overtaking attempt. The speed set for the crash test takes into account the possibility that, in an actual accident, drivers would attempt to brake before impact. There were two adult dummies in each of the electric vehicles at the time of the crash.

No Fire Occurred

Data collected at 150 measurement points on the mannequins show that the risk of serious or fatal injury is low. However, this is valid provided that the passengers wear seat belts. The crumple zones managed to protect the passenger compartment by absorbing energy. As a result, the doors were still able to be opened and allow passengers to exit the vehicle.

Many consumers are afraid of the battery burning after electric vehicles crash. Because in several previous accidents, cars were engulfed in flames. However, in the crash test carried out, no dangerous situation occurred in the electric motors and batteries. Let us remind you that the high voltage systems in Mercedes-EQ models are automatically turned off in case of a collision.

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