Green NCAP: strict protocol, but still five stars for Audi Q4 e-Tron

Green NCAP: strict protocol, but still five stars for Audi Q4 e-Tron


Since 2020, Green NCAP has been examining the environmental footprints of automotive structures, as EuroNCAP evaluates them based on their active and stable safety. In 2020, 24 models received a similar assessment, in 2021 there were 37 more. The organization has only announced the results of the first 6 models that were tested in 2022.

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It should be noted that the protocol has been significantly expanded. Previously, only productivity and efficiency while driving were considered. However, the new rating is based well-to-wheel +greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. from the extraction, production and distribution of oil or electricity that the models run. For EVs, the average European electric mix expected for the next 16 years is used. ‘+’ means that the construction of cleaning plants and power plants is also considered. The production of the car itself and its batteries (yet) is not included in this, but Green NCAP says it does just that.

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1 to 5 stars

The Audi Q4 e-Tron electronic phone is the only of the six designs tested according to the new protocol to receive the highest five-star rating from Green NCAP. He lost only a few points for his use in low temperatures and on the highway. Hyundai Bayon 1.0 T-GDI 48V, Renault Kangoo 1.3 TCE 130 and Volkswagen Caddy 1.5 TSI have not yet been awarded 2.5 out of five stars. VW lost points mainly due to its nitrogen supply, Renault due to its use by Hyundai due to its particle delivery. Peugeot 308 1.2 PureTech should be satisfied with only 2 stars because the delivery of three cylinders under load is on the upper side. The GV70, which is not available to us, even managed to get 1 point with its greedy 2.5-turbo gasoline engine.

You can get the full title on the Green NCAP website