Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced the high rating results from the ADAC - Germany's and Europe's largest automobile club.
When a crash occurred, Mitsubishi i-MiEV was able to instantly recognise the impact and automatically shut off the high voltage elements of the electric car, sustaining a safe space for the passenger as well as leaving the lithium-ion battery along with their original 88 cells undamaged.
"This conclusion was drawn through relentless tests upon this first mass produced electric vehicle that is available in Germany. The test incorporating two impacts, one offset front crash (64 km/h, 40% offset), and a rear impact (by a 1,400kg movable barrier in 80km/h speed 70% offset), has proven that Mitsubishi i-MiEV, although light weight, compact and equipped with a high voltage EV system, is equally as safe as any other gasoline-engine vehicle," commented ADAC about the test results.
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