Euro NCAP has published the safety rating for the Volkswagen ID.3 and their first fully electric vehicle gained 5 stars. The much-anticipated ID.3 is Volkswagen’s first ground-up full electric vehicle and, following the iconic Beetle and Golf, takes the company into its third generation of car-making. ID.3 is the first car in the ID family, with other models expected in the coming years.

The car emerges with merit from Euro NCAP’s latest tests, with good results in all areas of assessment. ID stands for “intelligent design, identity, and visionary technologies”.

When it comes to safety, this means that robust structural integrity and the latest in restraint technology are combined with high-tech sensors to offer excellent all-round protection for the car’s occupants and for other road-users. Crash avoidance systems like AEB are standard, and post-crash safety is covered by a braking Multi-Collision Brake, a system that applies the brakes after a collision to prevent further impacts, and by an advanced e-Call system.

Euro NCAP’s Secretary General, Michiel van Ratingen, said, “The ID.3 represents the direction of travel for the car industry in recent years. The climate crisis means that we all must adapt to a cleaner future and electric cars will become the norm in the years to come. Euro NCAP will continue to ensure that saving the planet does not come at the cost of safety and I am glad to see that the ID.3 – the latest generation of the people’s car – does not compromise in this regard.”

Over the last months, Euro NCAP has also evaluated the new Plug-in Hybrid variant of the Toyota RAV4 and has extended the 2019 5-star rating to this model.