The number of electric bikes and scooters has grown rapidly over the last few years. They are a popular form of transport and easy to power using rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs. However, The London Fire Brigade has recently warned everyone that they have seen a huge spike in fires as a direct result of e-bikes and scooters.
When charging e-bikes and scooters, it is important that you do so safely to avoid the risk of a fire occurring and putting yourself, your family, and your neighbours at risk.
Here are some top tips for charging your e-bike or e-scooter battery pack:
Please note: residents are not permitted to store or charge e-bikes or e-scooters in communal areas as they are not only a potential fire risk, but can also block emergency exit routes. Residents are also not permitted to charge battery packs individually in communal areas due to the inherent fire risk.
For more information on how to safely charge your e-bike or e-scooter, please visit the London Fire Brigade's website.