Special Crash Investigations: On-Site Electric Vehicle Fire Investigation; Vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV; Location: Florida; Incident Date: October 2020

This report documents the on-site inspection of a vehicle fire in a parked 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The vehicle was unattended, parked, and charging in the owner’s garage. The fire reportedly developed during the night.The homeowner awoke to the sound of an explosion and the odor of smoke. There were no injuries. A vehicle inspection, in conjunction with General Motors, determined that the fire originated in the battery compartment under the second-row seat cushion and spread throughout the entire vehicle and garage.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01885453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 813 476, CR20036
  • Contract Numbers: 693JJ919C000004
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2023 5:10PM