The Taycan, Porsche’s first-ever electric vehicle, is quick and pretty sleek looking too – at least it was until Euro NCAP rearranged its face during a series of crash tests in a bid to deduce whether or not it offers enough protection during an accident…

The 4S variant - with the performance package and equipped with a 93.4kWh battery working alongside twin electric motors producing 563bhp - is smashed to smithereens and it is painful to see (don’t say we didn’t warn you before you watch the video!) but there is good news; the Taycan scored a maximum five-star safety rating. It got 85 per cent for adult occupant safety, 83 per cent for child occupation safety, 70 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 73 per cent for safety assists. The standard autonomous emergency braking system also “performed well” at low speeds.

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There have been some concerns that EVs aren’t safe but this latest test should help alleviate some of those misconceptions. Many argue it is actually easier to design a safe EV as the whole front end can crumple away during a collision which makes it easier to dissipate energy. They’re not 100 per cent safe of course, but at least we know how safe the Taycan is.