Crashed EVs

Kia Soul EV Crash Image

Kia Soul EV Gets 4-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating

The Kia Soul EV was recently tested by Euro NCAP. Soul EV received an overall crash/safety rating of 4 stars (out of a total of 5 stars). The 4-star rating puts it equal with the BMW i3, but below several other 5-star-rated electric cars. Link to electric/hybrids tested by Euro…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 4

Crashed McLaren P1

McLaren P1 Crashes

We might be jumping to a bit of a conclusion here, but if you’re 27 years old, you probably shouldn’t be driving a McLaren P1.  But, if you’re fortunate enough to be able to afford a McLaren P1 at 27 years of age, then respect the beast of a machine…

3 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 20

BMW i8 Collision

BMW i8 Collides With Nissan Navara In Thailand

Images have surfaced of what may well be one of the first BMW i8s damaged in a collision on public roads. The incident occurred in Thailand in early October, though even now details remain scarce. What we know is that neither party was declared at fault.  The BMW i8 owner…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 10

Despite Other Serious Accidents (like this recent Indiana collision), No Chevy Volt Has Ever Had A Lithium Battery Pack Related Fire Incident

Chevy Volt Crashes Into Telephone Pole

Despite repeated attempts to ascertain updated information on the status of the driver involved in this wreck, we’ve been unable to confirm his condition. As reported in late August by Indiana News Center: “A crash on Bass Road west of Scott late Thursday afternoon closed a part of the road.”…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 0

Nissan LEAF Crushed By Falling Tree

Tree Crushes Nissan LEAF – Video

Watch as this Nissan LEAF gets smashed by a falling tree. Fortunately, the driver appears to be unharmed. Uniquely, an in-car camera captures footage of the tree as it strikes the in-motion Nissan LEAF. This is one video that just might startle you…

3 months ago by Electric CarsTV 26

Nissan LEAF Scores Poor In IIHS Small Overlap Test

Consumer Reports Drops Recommended Rating For Nissan LEAF

“Only one among a dozen small cars earned a Good score in the latest crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): the Mini Cooper Countryman. Four others—Fiat 500L, Mazda5, Nissan Juke, and Nissan Leaf— earned the lowest score of Poor.” “As a result, Consumer Reports will…

5 months ago by Eric Loveday 47