The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created a new webpage and downloadable safety tip sheet offering information on the risk of fires associated with electric bikes (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters).
The resources were created in response to the growing number of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and e-scooters. They include information on why these vehicles catch fire, what some jurisdictions are doing to regulate this risk, and how people can stay safe when storing or charging e-bikes and e-scooters.
“People are increasingly using e-bikes and e-scooters as a means of alternative transportation for work, commuting, and recreational activities, but what many people may not know is that the batteries that power these devices pose a major fire risk if they are not charged or stored properly,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA. “Our goal with this webpage and tip sheet is to provide important safety information and action steps users can take to reduce their risk of injury.”
Read more and access the resources: New NFPA Webpage and Safety Tip Sheet Provide Guidelines for Safe Charging and Storing of E-Bikes and E-Scooters in Response to Rise in Micromobility Devices Fires.