Watch Tesla Model Y vs Volkswagen ID.6 CROZZ crash test
Here we have a very interesting crash test of two modern electric cars that are available in China – the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.6 CROZZ. We’d actually compare the Model Y to the ID.4, but let’s see how it compares to a heavier ID.6 (ID.4 and ID.6 are both MEB-based, ID.6 is a bit longer).
The two cars butted against each other in a 50% offset collision at speeds of 64 km / h (40 mph) each, which is comparable to impacting a stationary, deformable barrier at 128 km / h (80 mph).
The results are not bad as the passenger compartment in both cars appears to be mostly intact and there was no fire, although there are plenty of lanes where dummies hit airbags, seats, doors, or other elements.
The driver’s doors of the Model Y could not be opened after the crash, while all four doors of the ID.6 could be opened after the crash.
Overall, the amount of damage appears to be similar – we have a hard time telling that one of the vehicles in this particular test is significantly better than the other, especially since the language barrier prevents us from fully understanding the results.
Maybe the ID.6 has a small advantage over the Model Y, but when you consider that the Model Y is probably noticeably lighter, it actually did quite well. Both cars can be classified as very safe.
Here’s a quick look at the dismantled cars after the crash test, showing the largely untouched battery of the ID.6 and a rather crumpled battery case of the Model Y:
And the same crash test reported on another YouTube channel: