How electric cars crash and Euro NCAP five stars for Nissan Leaf

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If you’re wondering what the battery looks like in one of these cars, you’ve got a very good indication.” And so we open our post with two almost totally unrelated pieces, if weren’t for the fact that we’re sharing the electric car love today. After Euro NCAP tests, the Nissan Leaf has come off with five stars for its:

specially designed battery pack below the rear-seat compartment, making sure that not only occupants are well protected in a crash, but also that the risks of battery damage or high voltage leaking are reduced to zero.

We’re guessing that after a crash the Leaf wouldn’t look like the cars in the video from Jalopnik above. After the jump, you can see the Nissan Leaf crash test video to see exactly what does happen. The classification confirms the US safety IIHS results recently, and the word is that the Nissan Leaf “proves that EVs can be equally safe as common cars.”

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