The 4-star overall safety rating was completed with a brief comment (common for Fiat 500 electric and MG Marvel R) about "strong performances" and "commendable four-star rating."
The small size of an electric supermini and its relatively light weight of 1,328 kg will probably never allow it to be a particularly strong contender in crashes with other, bigger vehicles. Nonetheless, 4-stars is a good result. In 2020, the Honda e also received 4-stars (each year the requirements are slightly higher, so results can't be compared directly).
The result is especially good compared to the surprisingly low 0-star for the Renault ZOE and 1-star ratings for the Dacia Spring.
The Adult Occupant and Child Occupant safety stand at respectively: 76% and 80%. In the case of Vulnerable Road Users and Safety Assist - both results are at 67%.
2021 Fiat 500 electric Euro NCAP test results:
- Adult Occupant - 76 percent
- Child Occupant - 80 percent
- Vulnerable Road Users - 67 percent
- Safety Assist - 67 percent
See all details here.
Crash tests include:
- Frontal impact test - 50% of the width of the car is striking an oncoming deformable barrier (both travelling at 50 km/h/31 mph)
- Frontal impact test - the car impacts a rigid full-width barrier at 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Side impact test - a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 60 km/h (37.3 mph)
- Pole test - the tested car is propelled sideways into a rigid pole at 32 km/h (20 mph)