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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2018, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Nissan Leaf Gets 5 Stars In NCAP Test

Euro NCAP has awarded the new Nissan Leaf five stars out of five under their new 2018 test protocols. This is great news because the crash tests are now harder than ever with test addressing crashes with other cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Overall it earned 93% rating for adult safety and an 86% rating for child occupants.

https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/nissan/leaf/32742
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Not a bad rating especially when these days most cars are coming out with trickled down autonomous driving tech which feeds into one important area of collisions, prevention. Still too bad that because of its size (small) some people will be discouraged from getting it for the slight safety disadvantage.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 10:17 AM
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Why is its safety assist tech rated at only 71% I thought its kit was one of the best in the segment? I suppose only some features are applicable to crash tests.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 10:06 AM
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It looks like the Leaf also beat out the Chevy Bolt in the crash test (Ampera-e European model). I don't believe the Lead has been tested by the IIHS as of yet, so I guess we'll have to wait and see how it fares there.
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It's only a matter of time and the hardest test a car needs to pass when it comes to crashes is the small front overlap test. Small chance it'll happen in real life, but it's good to know they do it anyways.
They need a new test for battery rigidity in case of hard impact.
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Yeah that's not really something that's been touched upon with electrics. Is there more to be concerned about with a serious crash in relation to the battery? I mean its great that the occupants are safe inside the vehicle, but what about the opportunity for an electrical fire?
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