Skoda: “E-cars just as safe as burns”


Despite all enthusiasm for e-mobility, a rest skepticism is considered in the population. Are e-cars in an accident actually as safe as conventional diesel or gasoline? At Skoda, this question is clearly answered with “yes”.

Already in the development of SKODA IV electric vehicles, the engineers take comprehensive measures so that vehicles also ensure a crash maximum security, it is called in a message. There is a special focus on the impact-proof installation of the high-voltage battery and protection against electrical overload. Electric vehicles are the same as cars with internal combustion engines in the event of an accident.

Modern electric cars protect their passengers in an accident just as efficient and comprehensive as vehicles with internal combustion engine, it continues to say. The evidence of the Skoda Enyaq IV, which has recently cut off with the highest note of five stars in the Euro NCAP Test. At occupant protection for adult passengers and for children, the purely battery-electric SUV according to enterprises even achieved the best result ever in the European reference test for crash safety.

Of the well-protected high-voltage battery of the Enyaq IV, there was therefore no increased risk. Also, independent investigations of accident researchers and fire protection experts: battery electric vehicles lie with crash safety at the same level as models with conventional internal combustion engine.

That an electric car starts to burn after an accident, is very rare. Even a violent impact is not enough to trigger a battery fire. Only in the unlikely case of damage or deformation of the energy store may occur to a flamming of the battery cells. In order to reduce this risk, the battery pack in the Skoda Enyaq IV is crash-prohibited in the underbody, it says. The modules themselves are housed in a stable, mostly waterproof housing.

Special attention is paid to the engineers, according to Skoda, to prevent overloading of energy storage. Thus, protective relays and extensive sensors ensured that the risk of electrical or thermal overload is minimal. Temperature, state of charge and further parameters of the drive battery would be constantly monitored. In addition, the high-voltage system is designed intrinsically safe: With a defect or an accident, the electrical components would be separated from the battery within milliseconds, so that no tension is more accessible and there is no danger to passengers.

Independent tests, which are sometimes well beyond the legal requirements, had shown that the well-protected accuprackets had undamaged despite the deformation of the body and had no increased fire hazards in a real collision. The integrated shut-off system also reacted safely and reliably in all examinations.

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3 thoughts on “Skoda: “E-cars just as safe as burns””

  1. “E-cars just as safe as burning” That’s wrong e-cars are much safer than burner you can see the crash test that constantly pick up the e-cars top marks. And since an electric car has no tank can not catch a leaving fuel as it is about 15.000 times a year, or if you still remember the bus club last year where a bus was completely in flames within two minutes

  2. In addition, we had recently had to learn about the risk of burners about flood or flood catastrophes. ADDED E-vehicles can usually be safely recovered, while evaluating petrol and oil tanks whole landscapes.

  3. I’m worried.
    Spinner is unfortunately enough, even those, which may be targeted in an underground car park with a small carbide cube at the electric car.
    If then the local volunteer fire department can rather do little and the entire building later must be demolished later than collapsed, certain persons and parts of the press have their famous “inner R …game ” &# 128577;


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