Father whose wife and children died in e-bike battery fire demands law change as cases surge

Scott Peden says he ‘lost his world’ when a charging e-bike battery exploded in his home.


A man whose wife and children were killed in a fire started by a charging e-bike is demanding more regulation to prevent another family from facing a similar tragedy.

Scott Peden’s appeal comes as figures obtained by The Independent show there were at least 279 UK fires involving e-scooters and e-bikes in 2022, up from 167 in 2021.


The father-of-two says he “lost his world” when his wife Gemma Germeney, 31, daughter Lilly Peden, eight, and son Oliver Peden, four, were killed in the blaze at the family’s two-storey maisonette in Cambridge, in June.