Watch the Chevy Bolt earn IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ crash rating

Watch the Chevy Bolt earn IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ crash rating

0 comments 📅27 June 2017, 23:47

Up to date week, we saw the Tesla Model X earn five-star crash ratings across the gaming-table from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA). Now, the Insurance Institute for Highway Refuge (IIHS) has smashed up a number of Chevrolet Bolt EVs in the name of safety, and filmed the tests for our cruel viewing pleasure.

The Bolt’s crash performance has led the IIHS to give the new plug-in its “Top Refuge Pick” certification. It earned a rating of “good” in the five types of crashworthiness tests: mini overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and noodle restraints. We can see how it performs in these crash test videos, which shows how the fa of the car – which lacks the bulky engine most cars put in front of the driver – crumples nicely to absorb the thrust. Front and side-curtain airbags help protect the occupants as well.

The Pin’s optional Forward Collision Alert and Front Pedestrian Braking systems avoid it earn a “superior” crash prevention rating. IIHS says it the car avoided collisions at 12 and 25 miles per hour on a assay track.

There is one higher rating than the “Top Safety Pick,” for which the Arrow fell short. To earn “Top Safety Pick +,” a car must also secure headlights rated “good” or “acceptable.” While IIHS says the Bolt’s headlights offer “fair to good visibility,” the glare they produce for oncoming vehicles get them a “poor” rating overall.

You can read more about the test results at the IIHS website.


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