The hybrid models and electric vehicle drivers are less likely to be damaged in the crash, than the people in the gas-powered vehicles. Electric vehicles are using the Lithium-ion batteries, they are the primary source of today’s electric vehicles. These vehicles weigh more than other similar gasoline powered vehicles. Individuals in the EV’s and hybrid models are less likely to be injured. The Chicago platform connects more than thirty thousand automaker and collision repairers and different parts suppliers.
But the issue is when these high weight vehicles hit the lighter weight vehicle the occupants that are in lighter vehicle are at higher risk of the injury. The vehicles for the crash worthiness may need to change their designed. They need to change this for example the heavier parts or components of the vehicle like engine moved to base or rear of the vehicle. This will be changing the types & severity of motor vehicle injuries. Electric vehicles number increases day by day on the road and with increase of this amount the complexity for the insurers and the collisions also increases. Small number of EV’s auto claims and repairs in US. National industry of CCC accounted for only .05% repairable appraisal volume. The cost of repairing Small electric vehicle is nearly three percent higher compared to small internal combustion engine.
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National industry direct repair program repairs from Q3 2020- Q2 2021. Drivable repair of electric vehicles small non luxury cars, 1-3 years old versus drivable repairs for comparable ICB non luxury cars from the automakers that are similar.
Overall repairable costs are higher than for the Electric vehicles ICE small cars. The EV small cars having 9.1 parts replaced per claim, on average vs 9.6 parts for the small cars. The labors working numbers per hour can repair 22.0 for the small electric vehicle’s vs 25.6 hours for ICE small cars. Fewer labor hours repairer productivity for the electric vehicles was less. A Large share of repairs was brought back to the repairer after the vehicle picked up. Look at the small subsets of the vehicles it provides a perspective that some trends we will see emerge, as more EV are bought, crashed and repaired. The trend in the automotive sector driving change is electrification, as fast as electric vehicles are growing the changes and new requirements, they bring is important.