Stay Charged and Safe: Your EV Battery Safety Checklist

EVs have gained popularity as they are eco-friendly and can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. However, like any technology, electric vehicles come with their own set of safety considerations, with the most crucial being the safety of the EV battery.

To ensure the safe and efficient operation of EVs, it's essential to follow a comprehensive EV battery safety checklist.


Safety aspects

Regular battery inspection
  • Take the vehicle on scheduled maintenance checks and get the battery pack, wiring and connectors inspected, for visible signs of damage or wear.
  • Monitor charging time and battery performance as changes in these could signal a battery problem.
Temperature Management
  • Maintaining optimal battery temperature can ensure performance and safety.
  • Park your EV in a place that is not too hot or cold when not in use.
  • Thermal management systems like coolant pump installed in the electric vehicle make sure the battery stays at the right temperature while driving.
Avoid rapid charging frequently
  • Limit rapid charging for battery longevity. Reserve it for essential situations.
Avoid over discharge
  • Keep the battery charge above 20% to avoid putting strain on the battery. 
Impact and collision safety
  • EVs are designed to protect the battery in the event of a collision, but just like in case of any traditional fuel vehicle, following post-accident protocols is essential.
  • Exit the vehicle, if safe to do so.
  • Keep a safe distance from the vehicle.
  • Contact emergency services and inform them about the presence of an EV and its high-voltage components.
Charging safety

Charging an EV is a routine task and to maintain the life of the charger as well as the battery one can follow a few tips:

a. Use a high-quality/recommended charger designed for your specific EV model. For home charging, one should prefer manufacturer approved chargers that come along with Electric Vehicle.
b. Ensure that the charging station is properly grounded and in good condition.
c. Do not use damaged or frayed charging cables.
e. Charge your EV in a well-ventilated area to disperse any heat generated during the charging process.
f. Follow the manufacturer instructions on how to charge.
g. Do not use an extension cord or multiplug adapter when charging EVs.


Following an EV battery safety checklist isn't just about keeping it safe but also keeping your EV running smoothly. It is all about the basics: keeping an eye on your battery, charging the vehicle timely and being aware and updated. By following these steps, you not only keep your EV safe but also give your battery an extended lease on life.