Electric vehicles are as safe and easy to maintain as conventional vehicles. All EVs undergo the same rigorous safety testing as conventional cars. Additionally, specific tests for battery pack and other high voltage components are also done. In addition to having compact & non-moving components, electric vehicles tend to have lower center of gravity than conventional vehicles, making them handle better and often improving ride quality.
With advancement in Battery management system and cell chemistry, manufacturers are able to ensure safe and efficient performance of battery packs over a large spread of ambient temperatures.
Most electric vehicles, owing to simple single speed transmissions and consistent torque delivery, are easier to drive and do not add to safety hazards while driving.