London Fire Brigade called to an e-bike battery fire every other day

UK charity calls for changes after twelve deaths linked to e-bike and e-scooter battery fires since 2020 in the UK

An e-bike charging
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A UK based safety charity has called for more control over low-quality lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and e-scooters.

The charity, Electrical Safety First, says that the batteries should be regulated in the same way as fireworks which must be safety certified by a third party. This comes after a report has linked 12 deaths, and nearly 200 injuries to these vehicle-related fires since 2020.

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