New Nissan Leaf received the highest rating for the crash test from Euro NCAPApril 26, 2018
The second-generation electric car received five stars out of five. Since 2018, a number of new tests have been introduced at Euro NCAP, including tests of bicycle recognition systems
The European organization Euro NCAP has published the results of the crash test of the second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car. As a result of the tests, the hatchback was awarded the highest score, receiving five stars out of five.
Thus, the safety of the driver and adult passengers was 93%, children – 86%, pedestrians – 71%, and security devices rated at 71%. Specialists noted the work of the system of automatic emergency braking, the presence of which is an obligatory criterion for obtaining the highest score.
Experts stressed that this was the first test of Euro NCAP, which took into account the work of the emergency braking function with the ability to recognize cyclists, and pedestrians in conditions of poor visibility. In addition, the organization from this year introduces new tests that verify the monitoring of compliance with the number of movements, which prevent uncontrolled departure of the car from the occupied band.
Earlier in Euro NCAP the most safe cars of 2017 were named, during which more than 70 new or updated cars were tested. The winners are the Volkswagen Arteon, Volvo XC60, Volkswagen T-Roc, Volkswagen Polo, Opel Crossland X, Subaru XV / Impreza (“Small family car”).