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Euro NCAP Releases Safety Results on First Electric Car

Four-star rating given to Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot iOn which share common platform.,

Published: 28-Feb-2011

Euro NCAP, the organization charged with crash-testing Europe's cars, has released the safety results of the first battery-electric vehicle it has ever tested.

Euro NCAP awarded the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which is currently on sale in Europe and Japan and will be coming to the US this year, a "creditable" four star rating, adding that its performance "shows that safety does not need to be compromised in zero-emissions vehicles."

As the i-MiEV is the base for the Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot iOn, also coming to market across Europe in 2011, all three will share the four-star rating.

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