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Dutch Firefighters Have Developed the Emergency Plug for EVs

By simulating a charge, the plug activates the EV’s emergency brake ensuring that it will not move


  • EVs have become quite the challenge for firefighters for various reasons.

  • It’s nearly impossible to know if an EV is “on” in an emergency and this plug solves the issue.


Electric vehicles are here and are here to stay. Every month, their take rate grows globally meaning that they are involved in more accidents. EVs pose a number of challenges to firefighters because of their batteries, but that’s not all. Because it’s impossible to know if an EV is running or on in an emergency, Dutch Firefighters have created a simple and effective tool.

If you own an EV, you may have noticed that when it is plugged in for a charge, the vehicle is all but dead. That’s because they have a built-in setting where, when plugged, an EV’s parking or emergency brake is activated. We’ve all seen pictures of a car driving away with a fuel filler hose, which has been torn off a pump, still attached to its filler neck. This won’t happen with an EV.

It is with this principle in mind that Dutch firefighters have designed the Emergency Plug. Its use is extremely simple. When firefighters are about to work on an EV, they plug in the “Plug” and this way they know the vehicle will not move. And this, even if an accident victim is in the car and inadvertently hits the throttle.

The Emergency plug works with all mainstream EVs and, like the cars, can be updated with new software.

Source: Facebook

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