According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 94% of serious crashes are due to human error, but we don’t yet know if these statistics will change as more electric and semi-autonomous vehicles are adopted. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 94% of serious crashes are due to human error, but we don’t yet know if these statistics will change as more electric and semi-autonomous vehicles are adopted. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Electric vehicles are more common than ever on our roads and as the drive for net zero carbon emission accelerates, the numbers will only continue to rise. They are forecast to comprise half of all new car sales worldwide by 2035, according to Goldman Sachs, with sales soaring to 73 million by 2040, up from around 2 million in 2020.

All good news for the planet and the fight against climate change, but the rise in electric vehicles with their semi-autonomous and connected software features creates new claims risks for the property and casualty insurance sector.

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