Euro NCAP tests five electric cars

Euro NCAP tests five electric cars

From the latest batch of electric cars tested, only the MG ZS EV achieves the maximum 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating.


MG ZS EV (โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…)

MG ZS EV Euro NCAP ratings



Aiways U5 (โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…)

Aiways U5 Euro NCAP ratings



VW electric triplets (โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…)

ล koda CITIGO Euro NCAP ratings



The disappointing 3-star Euro NCAP safety rating for the VW electric triplets can be explained by the removal of AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking).

Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham, commented:

โ€œthe withdrawal of its City AEB system is a major shortcoming, not least because consumers will be considering it as an affordable electric city-car option. The lack of an AEB system to avoid or mitigate collisions in a city-driving environment is therefore a significant omission.โ€


A spokesperson from Volkswagen commented the following about the Euro NCAP downgrade:

โ€œThe up! was reassessed this year and achieved three stars, as we hoped it would. Excellent passenger protection and Lane Assist installed as standard โ€“ as well as curtain and side airbags โ€“ make it one of the safest vehicles in its class. Due to the fact that the test conditions have become significantly tougher in recent years, three stars can be considered a very good rating.โ€


I agree with Euro NCAP that AEB is more important than Lane Assist for preventing car accidents, unfortunately Volkswagen thinks otherwise.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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2 years ago

I don’t know why MG has Safety assist rating 70% and Aiways only 55%. From posted videos it seems like it should be other way around…

2 years ago
Reply to  p-run

I don’t know either vehicles, but sometimes in some chinese brands (eletronics and others), some mentioned fuctions don’t exactly work as they mention…
My reply may look like a pre-assumption but believe European Institutes test every function thoroughly.

3 stars on a 2019 SUV is not good as a start for Aiways…

For the triplets… I agree with NCAP that automatic break assistance is a must-have on a 2019 sold car

2 years ago
Reply to  Freddy

yeahp… as mentioned some of the functions of the car did not work as expected. Full review of the test available at:

Magnus H
2 years ago

Any idea why they remove AEB but kept lane assist? Does that really save anything? Or are they saving a radar?

Magnus H
2 years ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Thanks, that sounds plausible. The e-Up got 5 stars in 2011, the safety requirements are improving fast!