The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

2011 Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

June 03, 2011

DETROIT – General Motors said its 2011 Chevrolet Volt is the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star overall score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

GM said that starting with 2011 models; NHTSA introduced tougher tests and more rigorous requirements for its five-star safety ratings program, which are designed to provide more information about safety performance and related vehicle technologies. Changes include a new side pole test simulating a 20-mph side-impact crash into a 10-inch-diameter pole or tree at a 75-degree angle just behind the A-pillar on the driver’s side.   

The Volt was also named a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earlier this year.

Volt safety features include the following:

  • GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
  • Front-, side- , knee- air bags and roof-mounted head-curtain air bags
  • Optional rearview camera system featuring a display integrated into the navigation system’s screen
  • Five-year subscription to OnStar’s Directions and Connections Plan including Automatic Crash Response, stolen vehicle assistance, and connected navigation
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

A professional who manages a fleet of vehicles, either directly or by working with an outside organization.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher