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Electric Vehicle Car Blankets

The car fire blanket is the fastest, most efficient way to isolate and control electric vehicle and traditional car fires.

When an electric vehicle catches on fire, over 100 organic chemicals are generated, including toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. The lithium-ion batteries are difficult to extinguish and fire departments globally are unprepared for the associated risk. The Car Fire Blanket controls the fire, smoke, and toxic fumes, enabling you to isolate the flames in minutes.

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Why do Electric Cars with lithium-ion batteries pose a risk?

The central risk with lithium-ion batteries is fire. The batteries are unlikely to catch fire – but they can, through faults inside the battery, or from external damage. And when they do catch fire, the consequences can be serious.

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What happens when a lithium-ion battery catches fire?

Once alight, lithium-ion battery fires are very hard to extinguish. Common fire suppressants don’t work and the fire can burn very fiercely. In some circumstances, the battery can explode. If you have a problem with one cell, it can start spreading.​This unstoppable fire is called “thermal runaway”. Water may assist with absorbing heat from some small fires, but it reacts dramatically with lithium – making it a bad decision to go directly on fires.​Lithium-ion fires also don’t burn cleanly, batteries can vent toxic gases into the surrounding area. It’s not always clear what these gases will be. For these reasons, some fire services have a code of not intervening in lithium-ion battery fires: they’re unlikely to suppress them because the risk to firefighters is too high.​Instead, they wait for the reaction to finish, and protect the surrounding environment.

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How it works

Cover the Car Fire Isolator Blanket over the burning vehicle. This immediately isolates the flames and fumes. As a result, the fire will soon be controlled due to lack of oxygen. The lithium-ion batteries will continue to burn even without oxygen in electric vehicles.

It is advised to leave the fire blanket on when transporting electric vehicles on a recovery truck. We always encourage the use of proper protection gear (PPE) when working with our devices.

Get ready

Place the fire blanket on the ground in front of- or behind the vehicle and roll it out.

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Cover the vehicle

Two people should each grab their handles and safely pull the fire blanket over the car in one continuous movement.

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Wait 20 minutes

Make sure the fire blanket is tight all the way to the ground. Wait at least 20 minutes before you remove the fire blanket.

X-Fire Australia -  Fire Blankets Quote Request Form

Thank you for your interest in X-Fire fire blankets. Please fill out the form below to request a quote. Our team will respond promptly with pricing and additional details.

Delivery Information:

  • Standard Delivery Time: Approximately 5 business days from the receipt of payment.

  • Delivery Areas: Throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Quote Request Process:

  1. Fill in the required information in the quote request form.

  2. Submit your request.

  3. Our team will review your request and respond with a detailed quote, including prices and unit costs.

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