How Safe Are Electric Cars?

By the team at L.A. Stretch Limos in London

A central part of our conversations around sustainability are the small changes we can make every day. From ditching takeaway coffee cups to switching to green household options, more environmentally-friendly solutions are part of looking at our footprint in terms of directly eliminating waste and minimising pollution. As we move away from reliance on petrochemical products in all areas, many people are reviewing how they travel and their cars in particular. Not only are traditional fuel cars quite polluting, they’re also powered via fossil fuels. When it comes to making a real shift towards a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious lifestyle, we simply can’t ignore the role of our cars.

As many people make the switch to alternative cars, namely electric or ‘eCars’, one of the most common questions people ask relates to safety. It makes sense when you consider the prevalence of road accidents and the fact that the World Health Organization estimates road traffic injuries will be the world’s fifth leading cause of death by 2030. eCars are relatively new technology and it’s never just our own safety at stake; it’s about the wellbeing of passengers and all the other people on the road, too. Despite it seeming like the sustainable automobile solution is electric cars ‒ whether it’s powered with a battery pack, plug-in hybrid, hybrid electric or fuel cells ‒ it’s also only viable if people properly understand the mechanics and safety characteristics of these vehicles.

To help unpack this important topic in sustainability L.A. Stretch Limos developed this infographic as a thorough analysis on exactly ‘How Safe Are Electric Cars?’. In the resource below, they outline the leading four different categories of eCars, the characteristics of batteries used and the longevity of these vehicles. Read on for the full graphic so you can be prepared for when you invest in an eCar and to keep making smart sustainable decisions.