Green NCAP rates vehicles based on sustainability, measuring both emissions and energy consumption. Thanks to their electric powertrains with zero emissions, electric vehicles (EVs) dominated the top of the rankings, with the Tesla Model 3 leading the pack.
The Tesla Model 3 earned a perfect five-star rating, and was joined at the top by the newly released NIO eT7 and the Renault Megane E-Tech. All are purely electric and got nearly 100 percent, thanks to their efficient powertrains.
The Model 3 is Tesla’s most affordable car, with a 60 kWh battery in the base version. It is the first car from the American company to be tested by Green NCAP.
The EV scored high in the Cold and Warm WLTTC+ lab tests. It also proved its worth in the Highway Test, consuming 21.1 kWh/100 km, making it suitable for extended driving ranges, as reported by Electric Cars Report.
The Model 3 achieved this thanks to its small frontal area and aerodynamic body.
Overall, the Model 3 earned a weighted score of 9.8 out of 10 and won 5 Green stars. By category, the Model 3 scored 10/10 in the Clean Air Index, 9.6 out of 10 for Energy Efficiency, and 9.8 out of 10 in the ‘Greenhouse Gas Index.’
The NIO eT7 and Renault Megane E-Tech also achieved five-star ratings, but scored slightly lower than the Model 3 in the Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Indices.
You can see the full results over at greenncap.com.
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