A Crash Test the Likes of Which You Have Never Seen

A team at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has recently conducted a first-of-its-kind crash test of an EV pickup truck to better understand whether currently used guardrails and U.S. military protection measures against hostile vehicles are prepared for the growing number of EVs. Watch this video to learn about the test — performed on a guardrail at 60 mph — involving a 7,000-plus-pound 2022 Rivian R1T truck.

“There is some urgency to address this issue,” said Cody Stolle , assistant director of the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility. “As the percentage of EVs on the road increases, the proportion of run-off-road crashes involving EVs will increase, as well.”