EV battery fires (FOI)
EV battery fires (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please provide the following information:
- Number of EV battery fires that have been tackled by the Jersey fire brigade from June 2019 to June 2023
- Please include a breakdown of types of vehicle in the data (car, bus and coach, e-bike and e-scooter and so on)
- Please include details on month, year, cause of fire, fire spread and injuries and fatalities as a result of the fire
- Please provide any details on how many of the batteries were certified by the vehicle Office of Energy Management or if the batteries had a battery management system or state of health monitoring?
The States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service (SJFRS) have attended the following fires involving Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries:
|Cause of Fire||Fire Spread|
Injuries / Fatalities
Most probable cause – E-bike battery on charge
|51-100m||1 person with `Burns – Slight'|
|March 2021||Mobility scooter battery charging||Limited to room of origin||None|
|2021||Mobility Scooter||September 2021|
Mobility scooter battery charging
|Limited to room of origin||None|
|2022||E-Bike||September 2022||Most probable cause – E-bike battery on charge||201-500m||None|
States of Jersey Fire and Rescue does not hold data in relation to details on how many of the batteries were certified by the vehicle OEM, or if the batteries had a battery management system or state of health monitoring, therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”
For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –
(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or
(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.