Groundbreaking Report from UK On Micromobility Battery Safety

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023 Dale Geist

Electrical Safety First, “The UK’s electrical safety experts,” has just published “Battery Breakdown,” a groundbreaking report on the dangers of e-bike and e-scooter batteries.

According to the non-profit, “The UK is facing a worrying spike in fires connected to lithium-ion batteries, which power e-bikes and e-scooters. Battery breakdown is our new report that looks into the cause of these dangerous fires and provides recommendations for how safety can be improved.”

The fact-filled 54-page report concentrates mainly on e-bikes and e-scooters, and is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for public or private policy on lithium-ion battery safety.

“Battery Breakdown” begins by documenting the growth of e-micromobility. This is followed by an extensive section on safety concerns, before addressing current legislation and standards, e-bike and e-scooter share programs, and ESF’s own investigations into battery safety. It wraps up with a section focusing on “Strategies to Mitigate Fire Risk,” which notes, “The solutions for the UK must come from a range of stakeholders, including regulatory bodies, standards committees, and campaigning bodies, as well as delivery firms, their employees, riders and consumers.”

All told, “Battery Breakdown” is a well-researched, up-to-date document that’s worth your while if you’re involved in battery safety at any level. Download it here.