Personal Light Electronic Vehicles (PLEV) - (e-bikes and e-scooters) fire safety guidance.

The UK-AFI supports published Fire Safety Guidance on the safe use of Personal Light Electronic Vehicles (PLEV) (inlcuding e-bikes, e-scooters and uniwheels).

E-bikes and e-scooters are becoming increasingly popular. Most are powered by lithium-ion batteries which can be charged in the home. The use of these batteries in a wide range of household products is becoming increasing common.

It is important when charging e-bikes and e-scooters, you do so safely to avoid a risk of a fire starting and putting your families and homes at risk.

With an increased use of e-bikes and e-scooters, comes a corresponding fire safety concern associated with their charging and storage. The use of these products is expected to continue to rise. Some fire services and fire investigators have seen a rise in e-bike and e-scooter battery fires.

To view the National Fire Chiefs Council E-bikes and e-scooters Fire Safety Guidance covering Charging, Storage, Buying, and Damage & Disposal CLICK HERE.

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