ANCAP - Crashes Cars for your Safety

ANCAP – Crashes Cars for your Safety

July 15, 2023

New Car Safety is a very big deal, especially with new tech like EV's.

Fortunately, we have ANCAP, who crash cars and rate them to make them safer for all of us.

It’s very pleasing to see latest EV results from ANCAP, the Ford Mustang Mach E scored a maximum 5 stars out of 5 rating (unlike it’s petrol sibling). It’s the latest, over the last 12 months, in a series of EV ANCAP tests to score 5 stars, a list that includes; Would you believe today there’s 32 EV’s that have achieved 5 stars, from brands like;

Tesla Model Y, with an all car record,


Kia Nero


Genesis GV60


BYD Atto 3


Cupra Born


Polestar 2


Ionic 5 & 6


Volvo C40


ANCAP, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, ANCAP Safety, for Aust. and NZ is the testing body.

They perform benchmark tests, assessing new cars on a number of safety factors then informing car buyers in Aust and NZ.

More simply, they crash test cars and conduct performance assessments on safety features and technologies and publish the results on a 5 star rating system of relative performance.

The Australia equivalent of Euro NCAP, ANCAP is one of nine similar boards around the world.  It’s been operating in Australia for 30 years.

In Australia, there’s 21 Member organisation, including Aust. and NZ State and Fed Govt’s, State based Auto Associations, and other government bodies.

You can look up and view the results of any car in Australia/NZ, at and meet their family of “testers”!


So the question remains, what does happen when an EV crashes. Take a look at the video below, featuring ANCAP footage of the latest results from the stringent crash testing of the Mustang Mach E.  Then you be the judge.

“Don’t be cheap; it only ends up costing more at the end of the day!”


 Sandy Munro, Founder, Munro & Associates

If you’d like to know more about ANCAP Safety Testing or to find our more about EV safety, contact us here at AmazingEV for a chat.

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