How safe are electric bike batteries? We investigate the surge in battery fires

Electric bike battery fires have been in the news a lot in recent months, with a surge in incidents.


In the first half of 2023, on average, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) had been called to an ebike or escooter fire once every two days – a 60 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

When reporting that the first three months of 2023 saw four UK deaths due to exploding lithium-ion batteries in ebikes and escooters, the MailOnline described battery-powered bikes and scooters as the “deadly e-bombs in Britain’s homes”.