In modern cars safety is paramount. If you can market your car as being one of the safest on the road on top of all the other features it offers it won’t do sales figures any harm. To be awarded 5 stars takes a lot these days with multiple tests devised to push a car through every conceivable form of collision. Today the worlds first mass produced electric car, the Nissan Leaf, has been awarded top honors by NCAP.
Claiming 5 stars the Leaf sets the standard for electric cars to come. Nissan designing this car had to consider multiple new factors that come with electrical power including battery protection. You can read our full road test of the Leaf HERE or watch the crash tests unfold in the video below.