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Teslas have more accidents than thermal cars

A recent study has found that Teslas have more accidents than thermal cars, and we will explain the reason to you!

No more disasters

When we are behind the wheel, we are never safe from having an accident, even if we consider ourselves to be excellent drivers. Anything can happen on the road, and Road Safety consistently reminds us of this. However, not everyone is in the same situation, as a study by researchers at LexisNexis Risk Solutions has shown. They analyzed insurance data and found that drivers of electric cars tend to have more accidents than those of gasoline cars. The study also revealed a notable increase in the number of accidents when owners switch from thermal cars to electric models, despite the fact that motorists also have more accidents when they switch from electric vehicles to gasoline cars. However, the increase is more pronounced in the first case. The frequency of claims increases by approximately 14.3%, and the severity of claims, measured by the amount payable, increases by 14.5%, according to the same data.

What is the reason ?

The increase in incidents is highest during the first year following the purchase of a new electric vehicle, according to the researchers. This suggests that drivers gradually adapt to driving this new model. The electric vehicles mentioned mainly refer to Teslas, which represent a significant share of new electric vehicles sold in the United States and France. Although driving an internal combustion vehicle and an electric model may seem similar on the surface, there are fundamental differences. Electric cars are often more powerful and accelerate more quickly than conventional gasoline vehicles, which can increase the risk of an accident and lead to less cautious driving. Additionally, the higher weight of electric cars, due to their bulky batteries, can cause greater damage in accidents. This is an important factor to consider.

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