BMW i3 Scores Only 4 Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Tests (w/videos)
The Euro NCAP got its hands on a few BMW i3s and then proceeded to wreck them all.
After the crash-test dust settled, the i3 scored 4 stars overall, which would be a decent result if you omit the scores of some of the other plug-in vehicles tested by Euro NCAP.
The clear leader, at least in terms of overall (star-rated) safety in the hybrid / plug-in category of Euro NCAP tested plug-in vehicles is the Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid. The Renault Zoe and Nissan LEAF trail the Volvo only slightly. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comes in fourth and the Chevy Volt/Opel Ampera/Vauxhall Ampera rounds out the top five in terms of Euro NCAP tested safety for plug-in vehicles.
At only 4 stars, the i3 falls into the same overall plug-in vehicle safety level category of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (and its clones) and the Renault Fluence Z.E.
Euro NCAP has not yet tested the Tesla Model S.
Here are the full results for the newly tested BMW i3:
Even more results found at Euro NCAP by clicking here.