Top honors scored by electric cars in safety tests of Euro NCAP
|   Saturday, December 27, 2014
Safety ratings with five stars have been awarded to the Audi's A3 model Sportback e-tron by the Euro NCAP for 2014 in the last round in safety body's test. However, the other tested model this month were the Kia's both Soul and the Soul EV rating with four stars, whereas with top rating of five star award was the Jeep's new model Renegade.

The Euro NCAP composed by that of 7 European Governments organizes tests relating crash and also facilitate with motoring consumers from independent assessment as well realistic of safety performance for those of some most popular models sold in every European country.
It has become rapidly a catalyst to encourage with significant facts regarding safety improvements for new model design.

Audi's e-tron A3 Sportback model was been given an adult 82 per cent safety rating by the testers of Euro NCAP, noting its well good enough body protection to both of the driver as well passenger during the tests of front impact. Moreover, electric Audi also scored rating for pedestrian protection 66 percent and for child safety 78 percent rating.

The Audi A3 with five-door new hatchback line-up for 2016 Audi A3 Sportback will come up with either four-cylinder turbocharged engine or new plug-in hybrid dubbed e-tron variant. Its e-tron Sportback vehicle will be equipped with 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 75kW electric motor consisting lithium-ion battery and S-tronic 6-speed transmission.

The Kia's model Soul EV been scored 84 percent rating for an adult safety and for the child safety it scored 82 percent rating. Euro NCAP testers noted throughout tests of side impact it scored particularly pretty well with its body protection. While, Kia's standard Soul model well been faired slight to less with gaining of 75 percent rating for an adult safety and 82 percent for child safety.

2015 Kia's Soul EV would be propelled with magnetic electric motor having an AC liquid-cooled synchronous permanently rated to develop 109bhp and produce 210lb/ft of torque, where the lithium-ion 27Kw polymer battery 96-cell feeds to the motor. Soul will be providing with two of the operating presets which will be ECO-on and Eco-off with both having each of drive as well braking modes.

Also, 2015 Jeep's Renegade is the first subcompact model with full of jeep styling touches having throughout sprinkled details of Easter egg design and removable type of roof panels. It develops 160 horsepower with 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with manual 6-speed transmission or four-cylinder 2.4L that produces 184 horsepower with 9-speed automatic transmission. It offers both of either available with four-wheel or front-wheel drive.

More likely, the testers of Euro NCAP got impressed was the Jeep's baby model Renegade which gained scored for both tests during front impact and side impact with good protection of body offered by its SUV. The model for an adult safety was given rating 87 percent and for child safety 85 percent. In the award gaining, BMW earned award from Euro NCAP for the advanced city braking and pedestrian warning systems.
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