Nissan Leaf Euro NCAP crash test – Click above to watch video after the jump

The five-door mid-size electric Nissan Leaf has become the first plug-in vehicle to receive five stars from the European New Car Assessment Program. Euro NCAP tests vehicles in frontal impact, side impact, side pole impact and the potential for whiplash.

The Leaf's lithium-ion battery pack, which is positioned below the rear-seat compartment, suffered no damage during any of the tests. The five-seat Leaf received an 89 percent rating for adult occupant safety, 84 percent for its on-board safety-assist systems, 65 percent in pedestrian safety and 83 percent for child occupant safety.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted its first mainstream plug-in vehicle crash tests in April of 2011, and both the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf were named "Good" for their front, side, rear, and rollover crash protection and both received the IIHS' Top Safety Pick title.

Hit the jump to watch video of the Nissan Leaf getting smashed, crashed and bashed by NCAP. Click here (pdf) for a detailed look at the Leaf's NCAP test results.


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      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, that's one way to improve the looks....
        E30Freak
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
        lol its all good and well, but in real life the car would never get up to this speed, they would have to recharge it halfway :-D I kid I kid
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would it ever pass the American test?...it passed in Europe because renault and the French government owns this company...I'm really curious
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        Don't be stupid. You can view the pictures and see the results. It doesn't matter who owns what - look at the report.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
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        Chris Olden
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        What kind of fool are you? France is just one out of many countries in Europe. Euro NCAP is composed of seven European Governments as well as motoring and consumer organisations in every European country (50!). Do you in fact just hate Nissan, Renault and/or the French? Whateverfloatsyourboat.
      Scr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shocking!
      ammca66564
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm watching this just for the pleasure of seeing a Leaf destroyed.
      Rich
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the idea of smashing an electric car. We should test them all.