Nissan LEAF awarded Five Stars Safety Rating

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    Nissan LEAF awarded Five Stars Safety Rating

    Nissan LEAF is the First 100% Electric Vehicle Ever Awarded Five Stars

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    ROLLE, Switzerland, May 25, 2011 – The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has awarded the 100% electric Nissan LEAF the highest level of car safety following its performance in the independent organization’s stringent crash tests. The zero-emission vehicle received a five-star rating, the first electric vehicle ever to earn this distinction.

    The reigning European and World Car of the Year earned an 89% rating for adult safety, an 83% rating for child protection and an 84% rating for its on-board safety assist systems, which include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a speed limiter as standard. The compact family hatchback also earned a higher-than-average 65% score for pedestrian safety, thanks in part to the low nose design and the comparative lack of ‘hard points’ under the bonnet.

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