BYD just announced the five star rating the definite maximum of Euro Ncap, for two of its electric models that have just arrived in Spain. In fact, this is a fact that will be important for the company itself and its potential clients, thereby dispelling the slogan “Chinese brands are not safe.” The models that achieve the highest safety rating are Dolphin WORLD and the BYD Seal.
Both vehicles are the last to arrive in the catalog of the eastern Spanish company. In the case of dolphin positioned as one of the most accessible electric cars on the market, because part of 35,690 euros, without discounting state aid or the company’s own discounts. she seal for its part, started marketing it from 46,990 euros.
Good dose of security
During the evidence presented by Euro Ncap, the Dolphin WORLD scored as follows. In the section “safety for the adult resident” it achieves a 89%; of “the safety of the occupant of the child,” a 87%; of “safety for vulnerable road users” (in the event of collisions with pedestrians) a 85%, and, finally, in “safety assistance” (driving assistance and support systems), a 79%. These percentages get it the highest safety category for occupants and other sections.
The only one BUT What they put on the model during these tests is the absence of the “active hood” system, which may be necessary when it comes to increasing the section mark in a possible collision with pedestrians. However, it passed the rest of the tests well and was able to put the model on top of the table.
On the other hand, the SEAL WORLD, which also earned five stars, earned the following scores. In the “safety for the child living” section, it gets a 87%; of “safety for the adult living” is done in the same way as a 89%; in “safety for vulnerable road users”, 82%, while in “safety assistance” it got a 76%.
In comparison, the Dolphin beats the Seal in terms of crash safety and active and passive safety systems. In others, the percentages are tied. Let’s remember that both cars have batteries with a technology called CTB (Cell to Body), which further reinforces the vehicle’s structural reinforcement, thereby offering increased torsional rigidity. This, according to the brand, is important in obtaining these ratings.
In the latest Euro Ncap report on electric cars, published at the end of 2022, models such as the Lucid Air, the Volkswagen ID.Buzz, the Volkswagen ID.3 or the MG4 can be seen getting five star . Now, two BYD models, the Seal and the Dolphin, have been added to this ranking as some of the safest in the sector.