02.1 The FAQs & facts about EV fires

Read these (before believing everything you see online!)

Too often, misinformation & misconceptions are driving news & online media coverage about EV traction battery fires. Through the course of this project, we've found that the poorly informed FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) factor is causing some unnecessary apprehension in Australia's firefighting & automotive community.

These are some of the frequently asked questions about EV fires & you can contact our Project Director if you have one not listed here.

Initial research findings infographic

We've just (January 2022) released our initial findings with a breakdown of information for EV battery fires from 2010 - 2020. These findings suggest an electric vehicle battery has a 0.0012% chance of going into thermal runaway.

You can see a breakdown of these findings here & download this infographic.

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