Charging your e-bike and e-scooter safely

The battery in your e-bike or e-scooter could be putting you and others at risk

On average, the London Fire Brigade attended 9 e-bike and e-scooter fires a month last year. In 2023, this number is rising.

In Tower Hamlets there has been one e-bike or e-scooter related fire every month.

London Fire Brigade’s charging advice

Prevent fires and protect lives, keep yourself and others safe by following the London Fire Brigade’s advice:

  • Never charge while you are asleep or not around
  • Unplug your charger once it’s finished charging
  • Always use the correct charger for your batteries and buy any replacements from a reputable seller
  • Never block your fire escape route with e-bikes or e-scooters
  • In the event of a fire, call 999, never try to fight the fire yourself

Find out how you can keep others and yourself safe with more tips from London Fire Brigade.


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