Watch New Nissan LEAF Ace Euro NCAP Crash Tests + Gallery

APR 26 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

The second-generation Nissan LEAF just received a 5-star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash tests, matching the 5-star received from the Japan New Car Assessment Program.

The new LEAF was the first car tested by Euro NCAP under its stringent new 2018 protocol.

LEAF earned:

  • 93% rating for Adult Occupant
  • 86% rating for Child Occupant
  • 71% rating forVulnerable Road Users
  • 71% rating forSafety Assist

It’s a relief to know that the LEAF manages to avoid accidents using automatic emergency braking.

“The LEAF is the first car to be assessed against Euro NCAP’s improved and extended protocols for 2018. The 2018 protocol sees the introduction of a raft of new tests which address key crash scenarios involving cars, pedestrians and now also the growing number of cyclists.

In these Euro NCAP tests, the LEAF earned a 93 per cent rating for adult safety and an 86 per cent rating for child protection. The safety rating is determined from a series of vehicle tests that, in a simplified way, reflect important real-life accident scenarios that could result in injuries.

New LEAF 5-star rating reflects the advanced driver assistance systems packaged on the car. Technologies such as camera and radar feature extensively to provide benefits such a pedestrian recognition and form the basis of Nissan’s acclaimed ProPILOT system for safer, more confident driving.”

See Also – Opel Ampera-E Nets Disappointing 4 -Star Score In Euro NCAP Safety Tests (w/video)

Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, explained:

“The Euro NCAP announcement proves what we have known for a long time – that the new Nissan LEAF has exceptional safety standards and is a true pioneer in the EV space. This shows that our customers can fully trust our Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, we are on a path to transform the way we drive and the way we live”.

See full results here.

Nissan LEAF - Euro NCAP's crash test
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That was stellar.

Let us see if it fixed the problem with IIHS’s small overlap frontal crash.

My understanding is the LEAF is only using low-speed AEB of 50 MPH (examples in video were 18.6 and 43.4 MPH)? So not usable on the highway. All Teslas are 90 MPH high-speed AEB. Our Volt and the Bolt (non-ACC) have AEB of low-speed 37 MPH (ACC Volts higher but GM does not document or disclose this secret). Bolt is also low speed AEB).

Tesla AEB doesn’t appear to work properly.
Remember that crash into the concrete barrier a few weeks ago and the woman driving into the gym a few days ago? InsideEV was reporting.

It is not clear you understand what AEB is and when it is applicable. It is not meant for parking lots when drivers press the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.

Driving into a gym doesn’t have anything to do with AEB. Putting your foot on the accelerator will counter any AEB system.

Wow! Almost makes walking and riding a bicycle not seem so deadly anymore.

Awesome! Keep up the good work Nissan!

Very nice!

That should get even more people off the sidelines.