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06.2 - EV Fire Safety for Military

EV battery fires in Military

Global militaries are investigating electric options for both combative vehicles and base-operated fleet vehicles to align with government decarbonisation policies. Electric vehicles also provide interesting advances in stealth capabilities, whilst a reduction in maintenance and operating costs.


EV FireSafe is working to explore the electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery fire safety impacts of alternative and renewable energy technology adoption within militaries.


Our initial findings will be outlined in a paper ‘__’ which will soon be available for download.

The paper discusses the challenges these technologies, such as solar panels, energy storage systems, electric vehicles and hydrogen, present for contemporary emergency management and business continuity practices within the airport environment & looks to develop ways to mitigate the risks.

Where are lithium-ion batteries & electric vehicles used in military environments?


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Battery Fire Safety Basics for Military - online course

If you work with or around lithium-ion batteries in devices, ground service equipment or electric vehicles in the aerodrome environment this short online course will help you stay safer & reduce the risk of a battery fire.


On completion, you'll be able to:

  • identify LiBs in your aerodrome

  • identify risks LiBs pose 

  • know when there's a higher risk of battery fire

  • describe what to do if an LiB emergency happens

  • explain basic LiB concepts to others

This short course is live on our dedicated LMS,


What are the EV & battery fire risks in Military

Through our research into real-world EV battery fire incidents, EV FireSafe has identified these risk areas for Militaries:



  • Charging hubs

  • Electric ground transport vehicles

  • Handling around dangerous goods (ammunition and explosives) 


  • Small arms fire

  • Shock resistance 

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