Electric bike and scooter safety
Added at 16:32 on 27 September 2023
There have been a number of fire incidents involving the charging of the lithium batteries in e-bikes and e-scooters. It is important that these should be unplugged when charging is finished.
The advice is to use manufacturer recommended batteries and chargers, and these should be bought from known sellers, and product reviews should be checked before buying. Be particularly careful about conversion kits
Read the information on charging e-bikes and e-scooters – Scottish Fire & Rescue Service website