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Chinese models lead in sales among all premium battery-powered cars in Russia. The brand from the Middle Kingdom also demonstrates good performance in European countries. Buyers appreciate the models for their bright design, as well as rich equipment. Now, electric vehicles have the added benefit of demonstrating excellent occupant protection in Euro NCAP tests.

The Zeekr 001 liftback, nicknamed in Russia the “Chinese Porsche Panamera,” earned five safety stars in the Euro NCAP association rating as standard. A similar result was demonstrated by the Zeekr X electric crossover. Chinese models received 95 and 96 percent out of a hundred possible.

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The third generation Volkswagen Tiguan crossover, equipped with automatic emergency braking and lane keeping systems, as well as a driver fatigue monitoring function, showed the same impressive result. Only the Ford Tourneo Custom minivan failed the crash test, earning only three stars as standard. Experts were dissatisfied with the low protection of the driver and passengers, as well as the untimely response of active safety systems.

The day before, the safety of Chinese cars was checked according to the Australian ANCAP rating. Tank and Chery models available in Russia took part in the crash tests.

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