Electric cars are not only proving to be good for the environment, they're also getting top safety ratings.
According to news reports, the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf got top safety ratings in some of the first-ever tests of electric cars by an insurer-funded research group, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Both the Volt and Leaf earned high marks for front, side and rear-impact crashes and for rollover crash protection, according to the study.
Some features that make the vehicle safe include their weight, which is a heavy as large sedans and midsize cars, which help protect occupants because the cars can't be pushed around as easily.
"What powers the wheels is different, but the level of safety for the Volt and Leaf is as high as any of our other top crash test performers," said Joe Nolan, the institute's chief administrative officer.
As a Charleston car accident lawyer , I'm glad to hear that car manufactures are working to create the newer eco-friendly vehicles with just as much focus on consumer safety. I hope the auto makers will use quality materials and good design so future recalls can be avoided.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident related to a vehicle recall, contact a personal injury lawyer in Columbia .