You’ve probably seen a news story about an electric vehicle fire—they make good drama. Maybe it was about a driver escaping from a blazing inferno that started in the electric vehicle (EV) they were driving just moments before. Or maybe the story was about untold property damage caused by the random ignition of a parked EV. These sensational tales attract viewers, but the truth about EV fires is much less dramatic.
Let’s take a closer look at EV fire risks, severity, and the hazards associated with storing EV batteries onsite. And, read on to learn steps you can take to mitigate these risks.