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?