How are electric vehicles more advantageous during a car crash?
I want to get an electric car for my next vehicle because they’re more environmentally friendly, but I’m also interested in them because of how they seem safer than traditional gas-powered cars. In the event of a crash, is it more advantageous to be driving an electric car?
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- The battery of an electric car is located low in the vehicle, giving it a lower center of gravity and making it less likely to roll or flip in an accident.
- Gasoline is highly flammable, and fully-electric cars use zero gas.
- In the event of a crash, the power supply from the high-voltage battery is switched off as soon as the airbags are activated.