The Truth About Electric Car Safety

If you’ve been holding off on buying that nifty electric car because you’re worried about its safety, think again.

Crash Test Chevy Volt
Worried that an electric car might explode after a collision? In fact, after extensive crash testing like the side-impact test pictured here, the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf were awarded five stars and high safety ratings for rollover protection and front, rear and side collisions.
PHOTO: NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION