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UAE takes measures to prevent fires while charging electric vehicles

September 23, 2021

ABU DHABI -- The UAE Ministry of Interior has identified several measures to help reduce the occurrence of fire incidents while charging electric vehicles (EVs) at home, the Khaleej Times reported.

These measures include the need for regular checking of the car's electric charging system by a specialised technician, avoid using electric sockets that have a single electric circuit integrated with other ones, and avoid touching the charging link of the EV with fingers.

Motorists have also been told to avoid washing the vehicle while charging, not to leave children unattended when they are near the EV during the charging process and not to allow them to tamper with the charging wire.

“Owners of electric vehicles should also ensure that the charging wire is in good condition, and should not use it to charge the car if there is damage to the cord,” said an official.

The UAE's Civil Defence Academy had recently organised a virtual training workshop for its partners to familiarise them with how to deal with electric car fire accidents, and the various ways to control, extinguish and prevent the fire.


September 23, 2021
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