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Mercedes Shatters Expectations with Jaw-Dropping Crash Test Video

Mercedes Shatters Expectations with Jaw-Dropping Crash Test Video

Mercedes-Benz has conducted the world’s first public crash test involving two fully electric vehicles, demonstrating how these cars surpass minimum safety requirements. The test involved two SUVs, an EQA and EQS, crashing into each other at almost 35mph with a 50% overlap. The purpose of the test was to show that electric cars can effectively absorb the energy of a collision and maintain passenger safety. The vehicles’ extensive deformation may seem alarming, but it is a testament to their ability to protect occupants. Mercedes-Benz’s real-life safety philosophy aims to create cars that hold up not only in defined crash test scenarios but also in real-life accidents. The test scenario was chosen to replicate a common accident on rural roads, such as a failed overtaking maneuver. The success of the crash test proves that Mercedes-Benz vehicles, regardless of their technology, have an equally high level of safety.

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