Is an electrified car just as safe?

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Electrified cars are raising fewer and fewer doubts among users, who are getting used to their charging, autonomy or driving processes. In addition to these aspects, another frequent question from customers who approach the brand's dealerships is whether this type of car offers the same level of safety as traditional combustion models. The answer is resounding: yes.

Peugeot electrics and plug-in hybrids feature the same level of passive safety and even higher active safety than their combustion counterparts. These are the keys to its high security standards.

  1. Multi-energy platforms

A platform comprises the floor, chassis, and basic electrical / electronic architecture of a vehicle. It is the basic component to develop a protective car in crash tests, with a safe behavior on the road and that can accommodate the most advanced driving assistance systems.

Peugeot's 100% electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are built on the CMP (Common Modular Platform) and EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform) platforms, respectively, which they share with the brand's combustion models. This is one of the keys to its high levels of safety, as the Group's multi-energy platforms have been designed from the start to meet the highest standards and house different propulsion systems.

As a result, the brand's electrified models offer the same protection for occupants in the event of an impact, and identical passive and active safety systems, as their combustion counterparts.

  1. Identical performance in EuroNCAP tests

The Peugeot 2008 achieved five stars and very high scores in the EuroNCAP tests carried out in 2019: it offers a 93% in protection of adult passengers and an 84% for children, with a 73% in active safety assistants. Something similar can be said of the Peugeot 208, with a 91% for adult passenger protection and an 86% for children, with a 71% for active safety assistants.

In December 2020 the evaluation of both models was updated by performing additional tests on their electric versions, which confirmed that the e-2008 and e-208 deserve the same safety rating as their combustion range siblings.

  1. Driving dynamics

Electric cars and plug-in hybrids weigh more than their combustion equivalents due to the mass of the batteries; But since they are installed on the floor of the car, they have a very low center of gravity. In addition, as it does not have a heavy engine on the front axle, the weight distribution between axles is very balanced. In plug-in hybrids, the central, low placement of the batteries also helps balance the weight balance between axles and reduce the overall center of gravity.

For the driver, this translates into greater safety at the wheel. The low center of gravity makes the car feel closer to the ground, more stable at any speed, and sway less when cornering or changing direction. The centered distribution of weights produces a more neutral character when cornering and a greater nobility of reactions.

  1. Driving assistants

Thanks to the use of multi-energy platforms, Peugeot's electric and plug-in hybrids can count on all the brand's driving aids systems. The Peugeot e-2008 has adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, with adjustable safety distance instructions, Lane Position Assist (LPA), which keeps the vehicle in the position selected by the driver, Full Park Assist with perimeter function Flankguard, the latest generation automatic emergency brake (detects pedestrians and cyclists, both day and night, at speeds of up to 140 km / h) and active alert of involuntary lane change with trajectory correction from 65 km / h, between others. A true technological arsenal that introduces this SUV to level 2 of autonomous driving.

  1. Electrical system safety

The battery cells used by Peugeot's electrified range are installed in a fully shielded container that protects the entire high-voltage system in order to avoid any type of leakage or discharge of electricity. In addition, the Peugeot electrics have a system that keeps the battery system at an optimal temperature at all times, thus eliminating any risk of overheating.

The risk of fire is another of the myths that are always around an electric vehicle. Nothing is further from reality, and that is that a vehicle with an electric motor has an even more remote risk of catching fire than one with a heat engine.

Peugeot subjects its batteries to exhaustive tests in order to guarantee their resistance to fire, vibrations, extreme temperatures, overcharging and even virulent impacts due to deceleration or compression. In addition, the integration of the battery in the car is very important for safety and it is key to start from a platform designed to house electrified powertrains.

  1. Security when recharging

Recharging an electric car is also a completely safe operation. All the actors involved in the process, that is, the charging stations, the vehicle's own electrical socket and the charging cables, have been designed to offer maximum safety even in the rain. In addition, these cables have a high degree of IP protection against dust and water and are blocked during recharging to avoid possible accidents and even theft.


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JOAQUIN OLIVA SA, the new Opel dealer in Tarragona, celebrates the brand's incorporation into Grup Oliva motor by raffling customers for a weekend in Port Aventura with an Opel car, this includes tickets to the park for 2 days for 2 adults and 2 children , a night in a hotel and the transfer of an Opel car to enjoy it a weekend before January 2023. To this end, customers who wish may sign up for the draw between June 9 and June 26, 2022.
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The draw is valid only for the Spanish territory. The communication of the draw will begin on June 9, 2022 and will end on June 26, 2022, both inclusive. The draw will take place on June 27, 2022.
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