25 Jul '11, 10pm

Nissan Leaf gets 5-star NCAP rating [w/video]

Nissan Leaf gets 5-star NCAP rating [w/video]

NISSAN LEAF EARNS 5-STAR NCAP RATING Nissan LEAF is the first 100-percent electric vehicle to earn five stars from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Franklin, Tenn. (July 25, 2011) – The 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF has earned a 5-star overall vehicle rating for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Nissan LEAF is the first fully electric vehicle to earn this highest distinction from the program. Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and requirements in order to earn 5-star ratings. The Nissan LEAF has also been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "The Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to achieve 5-star overall for safety," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Nissan North America, ...

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