Blade Electron passes crash test with flying colours

October, 2009

Australia’s  first  commercial  electric  car,  the  Blade  Electron,  has  passed  the  frontal  offset   crash  test  required  under  Australian  Design  Rule  73/00.

“The  excellent  test  result  proves  that  the  Electron  is  a  safe  vehicle  according  to  Australia’s   stringent  standards  and  further  demonstrates  Blade’s  commitment  to  the  safety  of  its   customers”,  said  Blade  Electric  Vehicles  founder,  Ross  Blade.

In  2009  VICroads  stated  that  there  was  clear  evidence  to  show  changing  the  drive  system   in  a  production  vehicle  can  lead  to  the  failure  of  safety  systems  such  as  air  bags  during  a   collision.  Blade’s  immediate  response  was  to  arrange  for  the  Electron  to  be  crash  tested.   The  results  prove  beyond  doubt  that  Blade’s  remanufacture  of  the  Hyundai  Getz  to  electric   drive  has  kept  all  existing  safety  features  fully  functional.

The  complete  test  results  can  be  viewed  at  BEV’s  website,  www.bev.com.au.

For  further  information,  contact:

Ross  Blade,  Blade  Electric  Vehicles,  03  5472  2009

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