The Spanish Association of Vehicle Renting (AER) has published today the report of the results in the Euro NCAP tests of the new cars acquired by the rental during the first half of 2019.
According to this report, new cars registered by the renting sector in the first half of 2019 have obtained an average of 4.76 stars, out of five, while the market average has been of 4.67 stars. The 86.03% of the cars registered in renting has received the five stars in the European safety tests, compared to 77.47% of the cars registered for the total of Spain.
Agustín García, president of the AER, has valued these results: «Road safety is a priority issue for renting and knowing the level of vehicle safety registered in the sector is a primary first step. In this way, the prescriptive work of safer vehicles that renting companies do is endorsed with the results of the Renting Vehicle Safety Report, which are published periodically. In this sense, the latest known data show how the sector maintains the commitment to safer vehicles, obtaining an average of 4.76 stars in the Euro NCAP tests, while the average of the total Spanish registrations is 4, 67. It is clear that to gain in safety, it is not enough to acquire safer vehicles, but this first step must be accompanied by other measures such as optimal maintenance, a young park or the promotion of the use of telematic systems and driver training » .
Results by percentages
These have been the results obtained by the cars registered in renting and in the total of Spain, in the three areas that are evaluated in the Euro NCAP tests: adults, children and pedestrians, in safety percentages.
Homologation of the results
If the results obtained by the passenger cars evaluated according to the criteria of star safety percentages are approved, it is obtained that, on average, the rental vehicles obtain 4.76 stars, out of five, compared to 4.67, of the passenger cars enrolled in total sales in Spain.