On November 23, Green NCAP released assessments for seven recently introduced vehicles in Europe, spanning three electric cars, three hybrid cars, and a gasoline vehicle. The results emphasize the need for manufacturers to commit to sustainability by reducing emissions, fuel consumption, and increasing efficiency.
Tesla Model S achieves all 5-star ratings with an impressive 97% average score, demonstrating exceptional efficiency and thermal comfort. For Renault Kangoo E-Tech, Green NCAP's first electric MPV, disappoints with a lower grid-to-battery-output efficiency of 84%. Despite this, it manages to receive all 5-star ratings with an average score of 90%. MG 5 impresses with a 92% efficiency during the battery capacity test, securing an outstanding average score of 95% and 5 stars.
Mazda CX-60 plug-in hybrid falls short in controlling pollutant emissions, receiving a modest clean air index score of 5.4 out of 10. This leads to an Average Score of 48% and 2.5 stars. For Mitsubishi ASX, a compact SUV, manages pollutants well on average, but could improve the handling of ammonia (NH3) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. It earns an average score of 41% and 2.5 stars. Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV 1.5 VGT 48V-Hybrid achieves an average score of 42% and receives 2.5 stars.
BMW X1 sDrive18i SUV showcases high and robust performance in the clean air index with a score of 7.7 out of 10. It attains an average score of 45% and receives 2.5 stars.
Based on Green NCAP press release