02. Welcome to EV FireSafe

What is EV FireSafe?

EV FireSafe is a research project aiming to identify the risks to emergency responders when attending an electric vehicle (EV) lithium traction battery fire, particularly where that vehicle is connected to energised charging.

What's in this online hub & how do I use it?

The EV FireSafe team researched & analysed electric vehicle fires to create a database of incidents. This website is high level look at that work, fully sourced & peer reviewed. We're also active on Instagram, Facebook & LinkedIn.

This site is designed to move you step by step through important information. Click on the link at the bottom of each page or navigate using the top menu.

Why EV FireSafe?

Electrified vehicles are a vital part of our transport future.

 

The energy dense lithium ion batteries supplying power to new generation EVs are very safe, however on the occasions an emergency incident occurs, it presents a different challenge to all involved. Those challenges are not yet well understood.

Quoting our research? Here's how you credit us...

Defence, as one of many sectors decarbonising ​their fleet, kindly provided seed funding that has enabled our team to dedicate time & energy into investigating risks & possible mitigations.

Our aim is to provide background information, facts & statistics to help keep Australian emergency responders (& everyone) safer around electric vehicle fires.

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This EV FireSafe website, research & analysis is provided in good faith. Our team have worked hard to develop this & will take necessary steps to assert our ownership of our intellectual property.

If you'd like to use resources or information from the EV FireSafe website, please contact our Project Director. Consent is given to republish information contained within this website subject to credit being given as 'Source: evfiresafe.com' with a hyperlink back to this website - noting that by republishing information, you are deemed to have acknowledged & accepted the legal statement below.​

The legal bit...

While we've made every attempt to ensure that the information contained here is from reliable sources, EV FireSafe is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information on this site is provided 'as is' with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to fitness for a particular purpose.

 

In no event, will EV FireSafe, or it's related partnerships, agents or employees be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken which relies on the information in this site, or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.