Electric vehicles (EVs) and fires

When I first talked ab out charging EV’s, a few people asked about fire risks.

We checked with our insurers and they told us they the risk of fire does not increase with EV charging – so long as it is done by a licensed electrician.

I’ve seen recent info that suggests that buildings that have no EV charging infrastructure have increased risk of fires…HUH?? The claim was that if the building has no proper infrastructure then people run cables and power boards all over the place. A bit of a long bow but probably right.

Recently I personally took my EV to an SES / CFA workshop so that emergency workers can see the new generation of EVs.

They pointed out this site that they use and it has lots of great info on EV’s and fires. Basically low risk but different info for people to learn.

Lots of info here


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