Analysis Finds BYD Seal and Dolphin Outperform Tesla Model Y and Model 3 in Safety Ratings

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In a recent report, two electric vehicles have been hailed as the top two safest cars in the world, with lithium iron phosphate battery packs being credited for their impressive safety features. However, some critics have pointed out a flaw in the report, as it does not include all vehicles available in the market, only those that can be bought in Australia. The Tesla Model S, for instance, is not included in the report, despite being the safest car ever tested in history, according to Euro NCAP.

The report ranks the five safest cars as the BYD Seal, BYD Dolphin, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Tesla Model Y. However, some experts question whether the Mitsubishi Outlander and Kia Sportage are safer than the Tesla Model S, given that the report does not include all available vehicles.

One advantage of the BYD vehicles is their use of blade batteries, which are an even safer version of lithium iron phosphate batteries. The nail test, which involves piercing the battery with a big nail, demonstrates the safety of these batteries, as they do not set on fire like many other battery packs.

The report also highlights the importance of safety assistance systems in vehicles, such as side cross traffic alerts and automatic emergency braking. The BYD Seal and Dolphin both received five-star safety ratings in Australian and European safety tests, thanks in part to the inclusion of 360-degree cameras, lane assistance, and automatic emergency braking as standard features.

While the report does not claim that all Chinese EVs are safe, it does highlight the impressive safety features of the BYD Seal and Dolphin, which are both affordable cars with impressive safety scores. However, it is important to note that not all Chinese EVs are created equal, and some have received poor safety ratings.