Euro NCAP Crash Test Results for Plug-In Vehicles
While digging to see if Euro NCAP crash test results were available for the Tesla Model S (unfortunately, there are no Model S results yet) I stumbled upon a single graphic that unites all of the Euro NCAP crash tested electric and hybrid vehicles.
This graphic is quite possibly the best out there if your trying to compare how one plug-in stacks up against another in terms of overall safety.
Euro NCAP testing is far more stringent and detailed than either of the standardized US tests: NHTSA or IIHS.
We prefer Euro NCAP, as it includes tests for both child safety (damn important if you ask us) and pedestrian safety.
Euro NCAP further requires detailed info (see Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Euro NCAP results posted below) on safety topics not even mentioned by the NHTSA or IIHS.
The clear leader, at least in terms of overall safety, out of the Euro NCAP tested plug-in vehicles is the Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid. The Nissan LEAF trails the Volvo slightly, while Chevy Volt/Opel Ampera/Vauxhall Ampera rounds out the top three.
Full results for each of the tested vehicles can be found by clicking here.