The imminent transition to electric continues to spark conversation within our industry and as the hot weather continues – the safe processing and storing of these vehicles remain our top priority.  

According to a report by Reuters, drivers of EV vehicles are 40% more likely to be involved in a crash compared to individuals driving petrol or diesel vehicles. This is down to the internal combustion engine (ICE) being so powerful. As well as an increased collision rate, electric vehicles are also more likely to catch on fire with their ion lithium batteries being highly flammable. It’s also been said by ABP Club that insurance claims are on the rise due to the risks associated with electric vehicles – putting more pressure on insurers and bodyshops when it comes to repairs and off-road time.  

That’s why we take great care when it comes to managing your electric vehicles on our sites to give you complete peace of mind. Our specialist EV processing and development facility comes equipped with specialist EV equipment such as depollution ramps and quarantine areas to safely manage compromised battery packs.  We also have specialist EV trained colleagues who can dismantle the vehicles safely and manage the process from start to finish.    

Working with Risk Intelligence specialist, Thatcham research and one of our insurer clients, we have collected insight on EV collision repair to understand the impacts of insurance claims and costs as we move towards electric. Whilst we can’t share all the findings right now, we can promise to support our clients every step of the way on the journey to Net Zero.