Compared to cars with internal combustion engines, Tesla cars get fewer accidents. Cambridge Mobile Telematics, also known as CMT, is a company that provides telematics services to the most customers worldwide. At a meeting of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an organization started by auto insurers, the CMT company presented new research about how dangerous it is to drive electric, hybrid, and regular cars.
CMT's data comes from the tens of millions of vehicles that have telematics systems installed by the company. According to CMT's Ryan McMahon, "Among the most compelling new findings are the comparisons between drivers driving both an electric vehicle and an internal combustion engine vehicle, which allows for a better understanding of risk across vehicle platforms." "Among the most compelling new findings are comparing drivers driving both an electric vehicle and an internal combustion engine vehicle."
The company highlights the findings regarding Tesla owners who have access to additional vehicles. When driving their Tesla, they have a nearly 50% lower risk of being involved in an accident than operating any of their other cars.
It is not entirely clear whether or not combustion engines are the only factors responsible for the increased risk of accidents among Porsche drivers. When it comes to the sports sedan, high performance and driving dynamics take center stage, just as they do with the other models. CMT did not initially explain whether the evaluation at Porsche was specifically about Porsche drivers in cars from different brands or whether it was a comparison between electric vehicles and combustion cars. The company intends to publish additional information regarding its analysis soon.
Electric cars are faster or at least feel like they are faster.
For technical reasons, electric cars have particularly lively acceleration; the full torque is available right from the start. This torque makes the electric cars feel like they have more power. As a result, even the most basic models can be brought up to speed in a short amount of time. Because of this, there is growing concern that the transition to e-mobility could lead to an increase in accidents, particularly among new drivers. However, this has not taken place up to this point.
The seemingly more reserved and cautious nature of many early adopters may be to blame because fast electric cars are not statistically significantly more likely to be involved in accidents than cars powered by combustion engines. This might become less of an issue as electric vehicles become more commonplace. More and more people who enjoy driving quickly and who have traditionally favored internal combustion engines are switching to alternative forms of propulsion. Even though drivers of popular Tesla models, in particular, have a lot of horsepower or kW, it is not the case that drivers of this brand are considered traffic ruffians or excessively involved in accidents. @via CMT.