2011 Nissan Leaf Gets 5-Star Safety Rating

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was recently given the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Leaf a five-star safety rating. The five-star safety rating is the highest rating possible from NHTSA and the Nissan Leaf is the first fully electric vehicle to earn the rating.

“The Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to achieve 5-star overall for safety,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “Not only is the LEAF the most innovative car on the planet, it is also one of the safest.”

Nissan has already announced the upgrades for the 2012 Leaf, which will now be available in more markets around the U.S.