Enhancing safety for emergency responders at electric vehicle
traction battery fires
Our research indicates an EV battery pack can catch fire two, three or multiple times after an initial thermal runaway event. This occurs in approximately 10% of incidents.
But why does it occur? We break down stranded energy & secondary ignition in this short video.
EV LiB fires April 2023 stats released!
We've just released our fifth EV battery fires snapshot, examining 375 verified incidents. This infographic outlines how many were connected to charging, when they occurred & responders risks.
We're delighted to present this in English, Dutch, German, Norwegian & Polish.
Click on the image to view & download.
From 1st January 2023 we started tracking ALL electrified transport battery fire incidents, including battery electric buses, trucks & light electric vehicles (e-bikes, e-scooters etc).
A comparison of life & property safety risks of each for the first 3 months of 2023 is now available to download.
Why are e-buses catching fire? How many EVs have burnt on ships? How often does vapour cloud explosion happen? And what are those popping noises in a burning EV?
We have a growing library of information & insights at our Journal!
As EVs become more common, responders will naturally see more involved in road traffic accidents. Isolating HV systems to the traction battery in a passenger EV makes the vehicle safer for responders to work around, particularly if extrication is required.
Here are the ways emergency responders can isolate HV systems in electric vehicles.
Electric vehicle vapour cloud explosions are very rare, but it's vital for all emergency responders to know the early warning signs of thermal runaway & understand the risk of explosion.
We look at the stats & case studies from around the world.