Electric vehicle (EV) fires have become prominent news stories in recent years. Data on the likelihood of EV fires is still sparse, making it difficult to understand how likely it is that an EV will catch fire in an accident or while charging. Debates are ongoing as different groups study the risk of fire with an EV to establish best practices and determine the risks to firefighters like yourself.
What we do know is that when EVs catch fire, they burn hotter and faster than standard internal combustion engines. This makes it difficult for your crew to fight effectively, especially with limited data. Regardless, the EV isn’t going anywhere.
2024 State of Electric Vehicle Firefighting
Arm yourself with the knowledge required to improve your preparedness and address EV fires head-on.