Gallery: Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Awarded Highest IIHS Safety Ratings


We may be at the tipping point, after which electric vehicles are no longer feared as unsafe to drive on the highway: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced it is awarding both the Chevy Volt and the Nissan LEAF its highest safety ratings. Both cars performed well in front, side, and rear crash tests, were equipped with electronic stability control, and demonstrated good roof strength.

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