One of the benefits of electric cars is their low weight, thanks to which these vehicles are more stable in case of sudden changes in direction at higher speeds.
Electric cars have a generally larger mass compared to vehicles of similar size to petrol or diesel engines due to heavy batteries that are most commonly placed below the passenger compartment or the trunk. Such a construction influences the weight of the electric car’s mass in relation to the models with a conventional engine.
This advantage is best seen on the so-called “moose test”, which was celebrated by the Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld. The Swedes have been carrying out this specific safety test for decades in order to test the maneuverability of the vehicle in extreme conditions. To the automotive public, the most famous is the case of 1997 when the new Mercedes A-Class was overturned during the test, which forced the German company to make changes to that model.
Otherwise, the test consists of a maneuver of sudden changes in the direction of the car, which simulates the avoidance of a certain obstacle on the road. In this way, it is determined how much a certain model is stable and therefore safe in the given circumstances
The “moose test” among others is carried out by the Spanish site Km77. com, and recently Tesla Model 3 was found on it.
The Spanish tested the Model 3 in several attempts, some of which at speeds above 80 km / h (49mph), which is much more than the speed of the Swedish Teknikens Värld (60 km / h) (37mph).