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Mitsubishi EV i-MiEV Achieved High Safety Rating from EURO NCAP

Video (01m:44s): Euro NCAP Testing Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a Fully Electric Car

New-generation EV i-MiEV Proved Excellent Safety Through Euro NCAP

Tokyo, 02/23/2011 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that Euro NCAP(European New Car Assessment Program), an overall safety rating system for new models launched in Europe, revealed their results for safety test of the next generation electric vehicle i-MiEV (European-spec).  It was EURO-NCAP’s first time ever to conduct a crash-test on a mass produced EV, and their results were publicized today.  The test proved that the high-capacity drive battery was undamaged, and the complete shutdown of high voltage electricity system to protect the passengers and the rescuers was perfectly confirmed in case of an impact.  Overall rating resulted in 4-Star in 2011 standards, equating safety level to that of a same sized gasoline-based car.

i-MiEV incorporates its base model “i” minicar’s rear-midship layout that attains both the comfortable spaciousness in passenger area and crash safety.  It also utilizes the MMC’s own innovation, an impact resistant body “RISE” (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) system, tactically placing the drive battery safely within the body frame.  Body frame is fortified with the well-crib frame method that protects from impact in every direction.  Furthermore, the vehicle is secured by MiEV OS (MiEV Operating System) an advanced integrated vehicle management system, that will instantly shut down all high voltage electric system as soon as an impact occurs. i-MiEV is supported by these innovative safety measures, only befitted to a new-generation electric vehicle.

i-MiEV has also attained similar results through German ADAC1 testing, as well as Australia’s ANCAP2, repeatedly proving its excellent safety performance each time.  [2012 Mitsubishi “I” Electric Vehicle North American Version]

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1ADAC is Europe’s largest automobile club.  Stands for “Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club”
2ANCAP is an organization operated by governments and motoring groups of Australia and New Zealand.  Stands for “Austrasian New Car Assessment Programme”.

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