Nissan Leaf First All-Electric Car To Receive Five-Star Safety Rating

Wed 25th Apr 2018

The all-electric Nissan Leaf has already landed top-level environmental emissions ratings for its green energy, and now it has landed the best NCAP safety rating.

The new, tougher Euro NCAP safety test was introduced in 2018 and the Leaf has been awarded five stars.

NCAP’s new test now focuses more on safety technology within vehicles, including the autonomous emergency braking technology, which could save the lives of other road users, such as cyclists.

“These latest updates in Euro NCAP’s active safety testing focus on both the protection of those inside the car and those who share road-space with it,” said Euro NCAP’s secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen.

“Our new assessments demonstrate the increasing level of sophistication that can be achieved by connecting various sensor systems installed on the vehicle. As the cost of these systems drops and computing capabilities increase, standard vehicles will soon become able to help prevent significantly more complex real-life crashes.

“Euro NCAP seeks to encourage this trend and in the context of a safe systems approach, will continue to challenge automakers to deliver the highest levels of safety performance as standard, for car occupants and vulnerable road users.”

The Leaf is the first all-electric car to be rated five stars by the Euro NCAP, proving that cars can be safe as well as green.

As well as looking out for vulnerable road users such as cyclists, the new test also looks at pedestrian detection in darkness and obscure lighting conditions to ensure the braking systems work at all time.

The NCAP test will also check for emergency lane keeping systems, the technology which ensures a vehicle doesn’t drift or steer into the path of another vehicle. has a number of hybrid options. Choose yours today and get it delivered to your door.