The EV Renault Zoe crash test

La ZOE après son crash-test frontal à 64 km/h

With the different “scandals” that have surrounded electric vehicle safety, Renault is making sure that the public is aware of their efforts to test the safety of the ZOE. The manufacturer has just “sacrificed” around one hundred cars in various crash tests.

With a few months to go to the commercial launch of the Renault ZOE, the manufacturer has published photos and a video of the frontal-impact crash test at 64 km/h (40 mph). As we can see, the battery, which is located under the chassis, wasn’t affected by the impact. The car absorbs the shock in 50 centimeters (1.64 feet).

During the tests, Renault indicated that it had crash tested almost 100 ZOEs to test the full range of impacts: frontal-impact, side-impact, etc. The results of these tests were released, no doubt, to reassure potential buyers who may have had questions about the safety of this kind of car, while waiting for the Euro NCAP* rating of the ZOE.

* The European New Car Assessment Programme, or Euro NCAP “organizes crash-tests and provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe”. It issues an overall safety rating for each vehicle, with a maximum possible rating of 5 stars, and also breaks out the rating by 4 areas: Adult, Child, Pedestrian, Safety Assist.


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