26 Jul '11, 1pm

Nissan Leaf Scores 5-Star NHTSA Crash Safety Rating

Nissan Leaf Scores 5-Star NHTSA Crash Safety Rating

Given the relative youthfulness of electric car technology in the mainstream, it’s understandable that a lot of potential consumers of electric cars remain fearful that the cars could prove harmful in the event of a crash. After all, everyone knows metal is good conductor of electricity and most electric cars are pretty much encased in the stuff. Volvo recently set up a display showing a crashed example of one of its own C30 electric car prototypes at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to demonstrate the safety of such vehicles even in the event of a crash, and both the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf have passed IIHS crash safety tests with flying colors. Now the Nissan Leaf has gone on to score a perfect five-star rating in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) round of crash testing, the first and only electric car to be tested by the agency. The la...

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