Crash-test organisation Euro NCAP has today revealed results of its latest tests – including its first on a fully electric car.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV crash test
The i-MiEV is the first of a series of electric cars that will be crash tested during 2011, and its credible four-star rating confirms that safety does not need to be compromised on EVs.
The Mitsubishi version of the all-electric car shares its rating with its twin models, the Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn.
Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP’s secretary general, said: ‘We recognise the efforts made by Mitsubishi to demonstrate that plug-in battery powered cars can be as safe as others.
'It shows that a future five-star accolade for EVs is not unthinkable.’
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