Dealing with accident-damaged electric vehicles and defective batteries

Online Seminar
Participation fee: 595 €

The seminar language is German. Based on the structure of EVs and their components and systems, the main hazards and safety measures in case of accidents with electric cars are covered. This covers electrical safety, battery fires and chemical hazards as well as the basics of firefighting and deactivation of energy storage devices.


Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Schweiger
Automotive Electronics and Electromobility, Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences

Rudolf Reclo
Ingolstadt University of Technology

Antonio Fusco
University of Police Baden-Württemberg

Thomas König, M. Sc.
Ingolstadt University of Technology

On the topic

In this seminar, practitioners from the fire brigade, police, rescue service and other organisations involved in accidents (e.g. fire) of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) will be provided with knowledge on how to handle these vehicles. The technical basics of these vehicles and the dangers they pose are considered. Based on this, recommendations are given for the operational tactics of the fire brigade, the police, accident analysts and other parties involved in such accidents. The focus is on self-protection and the deactivation of vehicles. Other aspects of electromobility on the future everyday service and the organisation of the rescue forces will also be discussed.

You will receive:

  • First-hand practical knowledge on dealing with e-cars involved in accidents
  • comprehensive material
  • Presentations by many of the groups involved


Online seminar, 09:00 to 17:00

09:00 h

Basics of electric vehicles and HV safety
Prof. Dr Hans-Georg Schweiger, Ingolstadt University of Technology

10:00 h


10:15 h

Basics Lithium-ion cells, battery fire and chemical hazards
Prof. Dr Hans-Georg Schweiger, Ingolstadt University of Technology

11:15 h


11:30 h

Fire fighting electric vehicles
Rudolf Reclo, Ingolstadt University of Technology

13: 00 h

Lunch break

14:00 h

Police-specific scopes
Antonio Fusco, Baden-Württemberg Police University

15:30 h


15:45 h

Accident analysis, transport and evidence recovery on electric vehicles
Thomas König, M. Sc., Ingolstadt University of Technology


The knowledge imparted in this seminar enables practitioners to make informed decisions when dealing with hybrid and electric vehicles that have been involved in accidents. They know the technical basics of the vehicles, the dangers they pose and ways to protect themselves from these in the everyday life of the rescue forces. Likewise, they can assess the further influence of electromobility on future practical work and develop implementable solutions.

Circle of participants

  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Rescue forces
  • Emergency doctors
  • German Federal Agency for Technical Relief
  • Towing company
  • Car repair shops
  • Accident assessor
  • Experts
  • Car recyclers
  • Decision-makers
  • Technical managers and multipliers from these areas