List is Sorted Alphabetically - BMW i3 is Not the Top Scorer in This Hybrid / Plug-In Gorup of Vehicles Tested by Euro NCAP

List is Sorted Alphabetically - BMW i3 is Not the Top Scorer in This Hybrid / Plug-In Gorup of Vehicles Tested by Euro NCAP

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.

i3 Euro NCAP After Frontal Crash

i3 Euro NCAP After Frontal Crash

I3 Euro NCAP Pole After Crash

I3 Euro NCAP Pole After Crash

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.

4 Stars is Not What BMW Expected to Achieve

4 Stars is Not What BMW Expected to Achieve

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:

i3 2
i3 3
i3 4
Euro NCAP Comments BMW i3

Euro NCAP Comments BMW i3

Even more results found at Euro NCAP by clicking here.