Are EVs safe?

All light-duty cars and trucks sold in the United States must meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, including EVs. To meet these standards, vehicles must undergo an extensive, long-established testing process, regardless of whether the vehicle operates on gasoline or electricity. Separately, EV battery packs must meet their own testing standards. Moreover, EVs are designed with additional safety features that shut down the electrical system when they detect a collision or short circuit. 

For more information about EV safety, visit DOE’s Alternative Fuel Data Center.

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1. What is an EV?
2. What are the different types of EVs?
3. What are the different types of EV charging options and their charging speeds?
4. Are EVs cost competitive with ICE vehicles?
5. Do EVs have sufficient range and performance to handle daily travel needs?
6. Where can I find EV charging stations?
7. Are EVs safe?