E-scooters: what you need to know

E-scooters can be a real fire hazard. This is how you can keep yourself safe when you own, store or charge one.

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

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