Franklin, Tennessee – The Nissan Leaf electric car has earned a 5-star overall vehicle crash-test 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, Inc. “Not only is the Leaf the most innovative car on the planet, it is also one of the safest.”