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.

EV Hazards: Tips to Reduce Fire and Storage Hazards in Your Dealership