With EVFS Pool, only one member of the rescue staff is needed to manage an electric car fire. The fire can be safely monitored from several meters away.

Fire safety

Improving safety

• Vehicle placement
• Early fire detection
• Structural fire safety design

Existing properties

• Increasing the fire resistance time of structures
• Construction of separate fire compartments for electric cars
• Construction of a fire water collection system
• Improving the working conditions of firefighters

In practice, it can be very challenging

In planned properties, these things that improve fire safety can be taken into account in advance.

Provisions related to fire safety in construction

There are no regulations for electric cars yet.

eelctric car fire

Electric cars and their batteries

Causes of electric car ignition

  • Technical fault in the car
  • Technical fault in the charger
  • External fire
  • Ignition of another vehicle in the same condition


Effects of electric car fire

  • Formation of smoke and toxic fumes.
  • Damage to the surrounding technology, eg electrical switchboards, air conditioning ducts.

Problems with electric car fires in car parks

Remarkably high fire load

  • Surrounding structures may be damaged


Long duration of fire extinguishing

  • Cooling should be continued for at least 24 hours after extinguishing the flame

Environmental hazards of extinguishing water

Up to several tens of thousands of liters of water are needed to turn off electric cars.

Extinguishing water must be collected to prevent the substances contained in the extinguishing water from entering the wastewater treatment plants. The entry of extinguishing water into the wastewater treatment plant can cause the biological treatment plant process to be disrupted. It may also lead to untreated wastewater being discharged into waterways. The need to collect fire-fighting water should be considered regardless of whether the parking spaces are indoor or outdoor.

Extinguishing water contains e.g.

• Chloride
• Fluorine
• PAH-compounds
• Heavy metals

Personal safety

Firefighters are required to extinguish

Automatic fire extinguishing systems do not extinguish electric car fires. They limit the fire and cool the resulting flue gases

Electric car fires impair personal safety

Hazardous combustion gases are flammable and highly toxic.

A burning electric car produces temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius.

In the long run, an electric car fire poses a significant occupational safety risk to fire extinguishers. High temperatures also ignite adjacent cars and increase the risk of injury.