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EIR 1616 / July 2023 / Electric Vehicle Battery Fires

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 – I’d like to request the following information: Number of EV battery fires that have been tackled by this fire brigade from June 2019 - June 2023 -

Please include a breakdown of types of vehicle in the data (car, bus/coach, ebike/e-scooter, etc)

Please include details on month, year, cause of fire, fire spread and injuries/fatalities as a result of the fire·

If possible, can you provide any 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?


Please see data in the attached PDF.

We have included all incidents where ‘Battery’ was mentioned in the incident.

You will note that there are incidents where the type of vehicle is not indicative of being an electric vehicle.

Our Incident Recording System does not capture in detail, the battery manufacturer, what certification it had, whether they had a management system or state of health monitoring.

I hope this information is of use 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.

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