Nissan Leaf earned a 5-star NCAP rating image

The electric Leaf by Nissan has earned a 5-star overall rating for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Being also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Leaf model is the first 100 percent electric vehicle to earn five stars from the NHTSA, considering also the tougher tests and requirements which were introduced.

“The Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to achieve 5-star overall for safety. Not only is the LEAF the most innovative car on the planet, it is also the safest”, said the senior vice president for sales and marketing of Nissan North America, Brian Carolin.

Customers who choose the Nissan Leaf get standard safety systems, according to the manufacturer, like the Nissan Advanced Airbag System (AABS), front seat-mounted side impact supplemental airbags, roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental airbags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection, child seat upper tether anchor, Lower anchors and tether for children, system and child safety rear door locks, Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control.