Volvo Smashing Electric Cars To Test Next Gen Safety

What's so different between regular car safety and electric car safety? The 330 Lb volatile battery pack in the trunk, that's what. The safety-centric Swedes are taking this into account while designing the 2012 Volvo Plug-In Hybrid.

As you can see from the videos, the brand associated with safety (and V8-wagon swaps) is doing its thing in the electric arena. Do electric car crash dummies dream of electric sheep?

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The other big problem with electric/hybrid car crashes is the fire department/first responders need to know where the high voltage lines run. Cutting a live main power wire with the jaws of life would be a very bad thing.