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RC59 Fire safety when charging electric vehicles


26 January 2023

Lithium-ion batteries are the predominant type of rechargeable battery used in electric vehicles (EV), which are at highest risk of fire when being charged, particularly if a cell is defective and unable to correctly convert the supplied electrical energy into stored chemical energy. RC59 has been revised to focus on fire hazards and good-practice risk control measures for the charging of electric vehicles using lithium-ion batteries.

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