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EIR1658 / November 2023 / Electric Vehicles

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - For the purpose of statistical analysis related to electric vehicle fires, I request information on individual cases of electric vehicle fire incidents that have occurred in Essex County in the last 5 years (2018-2023).

The information I am seeking includes: 1. Number of EV fires from Jan. 2018 – Current?

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service have attended 12 Electric vehicle fires since January 2018 to present date.

Question 2 - Please include a breakdown of types of vehicles in the data (car, bus/coach, e-bike/e-scooter, etc)?

Please see attached spreadsheet.

Question 3 - Please include details on day, month, year, location cause of fire, fire spread and injuries/fatalities as a result of the fire?

Please see attached spreadsheet.

Question 4 - If possible, can you provide any details on the vehicle or battery Information, or if the batteries had a battery management system or state of health monitoring?

We have no information in regard to the vehicle/ battery information/the management system of the batteries or their health monitoring state.

We hope this information is useful to you.


 Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data ( .

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.


Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications.

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