Report: Do electric vehicles make drivers safer or riskier?

CMT has uncovered never-before-seen insights into how driving behavior changes in different vehicles. The new research shows that electric, hybrid, and traditional vehicles have unique risk factors.

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Report excerpt

Today, we have many different data sources to capture and compare acceleration risk across vehicle types. We analyze acceleration and assign risk points using both the physics of the data source and the contextual data around it. In our analysis, we found that drivers of compact EVs had an acceleration risk nearly 3 times higher than ICE vehicle drivers. Tesla drivers had 4.5 times more acceleration risk. We also found a difference among Tesla models. The acceleration risk for the Model 3, for example, is 5 times higher than ICE vehicles.

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