Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) have different features which need to be understood by the owners of PEVs and by the various rescue personnel.

PEVs undergo the same rigorous safety testing as traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and must meet all the same safety standards.

Due to the high voltage in PEVs, these vehicles have been designed with safety features that disengage the electric system if the vehicle is involved in an accident. Another safety feature is all high-voltage power lines are colored orange. Special training programs are being offered to emergency response personnel so they will be prepared to handle a PEV involved in an accident. Learn more at