E-scooters and e-bikes are becoming more more common and they can be an efficient way of travelling between A and B when used legally and safely.
To avoid fire, you need to follow simple steps with these machines:
- Always use the charger that came with your e-scooter.
- If you need to buy a replacement, always choose a branded, genuine product from a supplier you can trust. There are lots of fakes out there, and it can be difficult to spot the difference.
- Avoid storing, using or charging batteries at very high or low temperatures.
- Don’t overload your sockets.
- Never leave a charger plugged in overnight or unattended
For comprehensive and up-to-date advice, read the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service's statement on e-bikes.
E-scooters can be incredibly dangerous. You only need to google 'e-scooter fire' to see how many people have fallen victim to e-scooters setting themselves ablaze through to improper storing or charging. Keep yourself and your family safe and well by following this advice.
Sarah Parker, Fire Safety Manager