Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car Survives Crash Test (Video)


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A Pretty Safe Electric Jellybean
In the video below, the German auto-club ADAC did its own safety test of the Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car, and the results are pretty positive. While the video is in German, you can see that even after a 40 MPH crash, the passenger cell remains intact, the airbags deploy to protect the crash-test dummies, the high-voltage lines are automatically disconnected to protect first responders, and the structural integrity of the battery pack remained intact.

In a second test, a 3,000-pound weight was slammed into the rear of the hapless i-MiEV at 50 mph, duplicating a U.S. test required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Again, the car's electric powertrain and high-voltage systems and the passenger compartment both remained intact. (source)

See also: The i-MiEV Electric Car Goes on Sale in 15 European Countries

Via GreenCarReports, ABG
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