The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid with a five-star safety rating after equal ratings were given to the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid five-star ratings.
The NHTSA five-star rating is the government’s highest-possible vehicle safety rating. It is determined after severe testing procedures as part of the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Crash tests combine scores from frontal, side-impact, and rollover crash tests.
The significance of the NHTSA five-star safety rating for the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is reflected in the fact that the organization decided to test plug-in vehicles separately from their gasoline and hybrid counterparts, which was decided because electrified vehicles are beginning to increase in market share.
U.S. safety regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are evaluating the circumstances connected to a Tesla Model S that slammed into a fire department vehicle in Jordan, Utah on May 13.