Electric Car and Truck Safety

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Electric cars and trucks have higher safety ratings from major government agencies, reduced odds of injury in the case of an accident, lower personal injury claims, lower risk of rollover crashes, and reduced risk of fire in the case of an accident. Although EV fires behave differently than gas fires, they occur at much lower rates than gas cars: for every 100,000 electric cars sold, just 25 experience a fire, compared to 1,529 for gas cars. Altogether, electric cars and trucks already achieve high safety standards and are poised to get safer as automakers design and manufacture more models.

Electric cars are at least as safe as gas cars, and are getting safer over time.

The risk of a fire is significantly lower in an electric car than in a gas car.

Electric cars have unique design and safety features that make them safer to drive than gas cars.