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The Mercedes-Benz EQC all-electric crossover is a big deal for the German automaker. It’s the beginning of a new era. But for an automaker well-known for building safe vehicles, EVs are often seen as uncharted territory. Are the high-voltage systems safe from severe impacts? What about the large batteries? Fortunately, Mercedes has just released details and photos proving its new EQC is safe.

The automaker claims it has the most advanced crash test center in the world and it was here where EQC prototypes were sent to their deaths. Occupants, in this case test dummies, emerged just fine. For example, the EV’s new subframe surrounds the drive components in the front section while the battery is surrounded by a robust frame. Mercedes went as far as installing deformation elements between the frame and the battery, which are capable of absorbing additional forces when there’s a severe side impact.


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https://electrek.co/2018/12/11/mercedes-benz-eqc-electric-suv-internal-crash-test/
 
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