Volkswagen ID.3 gets top Euro NCAP score
Volkswagen’s newly launched ID.3 electric hatch has scored a top five-star rating from Euro NCAP, reinforcing its safety credentials.
Open for orders from tomorrow (22 October 2020) in the UK, the ID.3 achieved its top rating under Euro NCAP’s revamped 2020 testing protocols, which introduce tighter controls.
Volkswagen’s new electric vehicle gained good results in all areas of assessment, including a figure of 87% for adult occupant protection, 89% for child occupant, 71% for vulnerable road users and 99% for safety assist equipment.
Its scores were achieved on the back of restraint technology developments such as side protection airbags to protect non-struck-side occupants and collision avoidance systems such as AEB and lane departure technology, along with vulnerable road user protection systems.
Euro NCAP’s secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen said: “The climate crisis means that we all must adapt to a cleaner future and electric cars will become the norm in the years to come. Euro NCAP will continue to ensure that saving the planet does not come at the cost of safety and I am glad to see that the ID.3 does not compromise in this regard.”
Euro NCAP member Thatcham Research added that the score bodes well for the forthcoming vehicles that will join VW’s growing ID family and share the same platform.
Director of insurance research Matthew Avery said: “The ID.3 represents the future and is a benchmark that other vehicles will be judged against.”
Recent tests by Euro NCAP also saw the forthcoming plug-in hybrid variant of the Toyota RAV4 evaluated, scoring the 2019 five-star rating.