Are electric vehicles safe?

Electric vehicles contain high-quality lithium-ion battery cells & sophisticated battery management systems. They are safe to operate & charge, with now well over 30 million EVs in use globally.

EV fires are very rare, with overseas data suggesting that petrol/diesel vehicles are around 20 times more likely to be involved in a fire compared to EVs – after accounting for differences in the market share of each vehicle type.

Importantly, most EVs have also been awarded 5 stars under Australia’s ANCAP crash testing program.