Kona Electric earns ANCAP 5-star safety rating in first-ever EV crash test in Australia.
- Kona Electric is the first battery electric vehicle to be crash tested in Australia
- An exceptional score of 14.97 out of 16.00 in the frontal offset audit test sees Kona Electric help maintain Kona’s overall ANCAP maximum 5-star safety rating
- The Kona Electric’s pioneering EV crash test and 5-star result underline Hyundai’s leadership in eco mobility
Kona Electric has become the first-ever EV to be crash tested in Australia, achieving an ANCAP maximum 5-star safety rating in the process.
Kona Electric was subjected to a frontal offset crash test, carried out by Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority ANCAP as an audit test of the 5-star Kona model line-up. Kona was originally tested in 2017 in conventional petrol engine specification.
Kona Electric’s front offset audit test score of 14.97 out of 16.00 was slightly better than the 14.07 achieved by the petrol engine variant, and saw Kona maintain its ANCAP maximum 5-star safety rating.
The frontal offset test simulates a head-on crash with another vehicle of the same mass, travelling at the same speed, a type of collision which represents 60 percent of serious crashes on our roads.
The test, conducted in September, saw 40 percent of the front driver’s side of Kona Electric make contact with a crushable aluminium barrier at 64km/h.