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Kelley Blue E-book: Right here you’ll find a choice of electrical automobiles with the perfect security options

You might think that just because electric cars have reached the height of current mobility technology, they all offer a full range of state-of-the-art safety and driver assistance features.

Well, some do and some don't. The price is also not necessarily an indication of how advanced the safety technology of an electric vehicle is.

You can get into a 2021 Nissan Leaf
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for $ 32,620 including the factory target fee. It comes standard with all of the innovative electric vehicle safety features listed below.

At around $ 4,000 more than the Leaf, the entry-level 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV just offers most of the same advanced security features as the options. Even so, Chevy will fix that shortcoming in the 2022 edition of Bolt EV and the new Bolt EUV or Electric Vehicle that we included for this story.

See: The Nissan Leaf versus the Chevy Bolt: Two EVs compared

We went through the different brands and their electric cars to see which of the popular safety and driver assistance features each brand offered. Our basis is the entry grade for each model. If this equipment variant contains a function, it is listed as "Standard".

"Optional" includes functions that are not standard in the entry-level model, but are available as options or standard for more expensive qualities.

2020 and newer electric cars in the US

2020 Kia Niro EV

2021 Audi e-tron

2021 Audi e-tron Sportback

2021 BMW i3

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2021 Hyundai Nexo (fuel cell)

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

2021 Mini Electric

2021 Nissan Leaf

2021 Polestar 2

2021 Porsche Taycan

2021 Tesla Model 3

2021 Tesla Model S.

2021 Tesla Model X.

2021 Tesla Model Y.

2021 Toyota Mirai (fuel cell)

2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Charging the Volvo XC40 in 2021

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV (For 2020 and above)

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV (For 2020 and above)

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

Safety features available and electric cars that offer them

Adaptive cruise control

Adaptive cruise control uses sensors and sometimes cameras to monitor objects in front of the vehicle. It slows the car down when the flow of traffic in front of it slows and accelerates in the process. More sophisticated systems bring the vehicle to a standstill, and the system is reactivated when the car in front starts moving again.

The VW ID.4: Adaptive Cruise Control is standard.

Volkswagen

Default: ford
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Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Nexo, Kia
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Niro EV, Nissan Leaf, Polestar 2, Tesla
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+ 1.35%
Charging Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen ID.4, Volvo XC40.

Read: What is EV, BEV, HEV, PHEV? Here is your guide to types of electric cars

Optional: Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai
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+ 0.62%
Charging Kona Electric, Jaguar I-Pace, Volvo XC40.

Monitoring of the blind spot with cross traffic warning at the rear

These functions are often bundled together even though they offer different functions. Blind spot monitoring uses sensors to detect traffic in adjacent lanes. The rear cross traffic alarm warns of objects behind your vehicle or when crossing when reversing.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge: Blind spot monitoring is standard.

Volvo

Default: Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Nexo, Jaguar I-Pace (only rear cross traffic warning), Kia Niro EV, Nissan Leaf, Polestar 2, Tesla model X, Tesla Model Y, Toyota
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Mirai, Volkswagen
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+ 1.66%
ID.4, Volvo
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Charge the XC40.

Optional: Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Jaguar I-Pace (only blind spot), Porsche
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+ 0.63%
Taycan (only blind spot).

See: Review: everything you need to know about the high-tech 2021 Toyota Mirai

Forward collision warning with emergency braking

These features use technology similar to adaptive cruise control. The system detects a potential accident if your vehicle closes the distance with a vehicle in front or another object. A warning tone sounds. If the driver does not react, the car can automatically brake itself.

default: Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Nexo, Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Niro EV, Mini Electric, Nissan Charging sheet, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan (warning only), Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen ID.4, Volvo XC40.

Optional: BMW I3.
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Lane Departure Warning

The camera-based system monitors lane markings. If it detects that the vehicle is deviating from its lane, a warning sounds to the driver.

default: Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai Nexo, Kia Niro EV, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Mirai, Volvo Charge the XC40.

Read: Volvo is expanding its electric range with the sleek new C40 Recharge

Lane departure warning

If a driver does not respond to the lane departure warning, the car takes the next step. It pushes the vehicle back into its lane.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is equipped with a lane departure warning system as standard.

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default: Ford Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Nexo, Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Niro EV, Nissan Leaf, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model Charging X, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen ID.4, Volvo XC40.

Optional: Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, Tesla Model 3.

Track centering aid

The lane centering technology offers more of a driver assistance function. It is used to keep the vehicle in the middle of its lane. For example, systems like Nissan's ProPilot can follow the lane around bends. Imagine this as an accompanying technology for lane departure warning and lane departure warning.

default: Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Nexo, Kia Nero, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Mirai.

Optional: Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y.

Automatic rear emergency braking

When your car detects objects behind your vehicle, it automatically applies the brakes to avoid them.

default: Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Leaf.

Optional: Toyota Mirai.

360 degree surround camera system

This camera system is sometimes called a bird's eye view and offers a series of lenses arranged around the vehicle. The lenses together offer the driver a 360-degree view. It is a real help with parking.

default: Charging Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40.

Optional: Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Jaguar I-Pace, Nissan Leaf, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, Toyota Mirai, Volvo XC40 Recharge.

Automatic high beam

The car detects lights in front of the vehicle with a front-facing camera. These can be oncoming headlights or trailing rear lights. For example, when the system detects the distance between one vehicle and another, it deactivates the high beam.

default: Audi e-tron, Audi e-tron Sportback, Ford Mustang Mache-E, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Nexo, Jaguar I-Pace, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Charging Mirai, Volkswagen ID.4, Volvo XC40.

Optional: BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric.

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This story originally ran on KBB.com.

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