2011′s World Car of the year, the Nissan LEAF was recently awarded another trophy to place on top of its fireplace. The Nissan Leaf is the first electric vehicle (EV) to ever be awarded five stars from the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). The car earned an 89% adult safety rating, 83% for child protection, and an 84% rating for its on-board safety assist systems which include the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a speed limiter as standard. It also earned a 65% score for pedestrian safety due to its low nose design and comparative lack of “hard points” under the bonnet.
Besides being safe for the environment it looks like the Nissan LEAF is safe for human beings both in and out of the car as well. Not bad for Nissan’s first EV – the Japanese manufacturer has definitely set the bar for future EVs to hit the market. How many of you drive a Nissan LEAF, and what do you think of the car’s safety? Check out our review of the Nissan LEAF published earlier this month.
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