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Fires Connected To Lithium-ion Batteries

The UK is facing a worrying spike in fires connected to lithium-ion batteries, which power e-bikes and e-scooters. These batteries can release a similar amount of stored energy as the amount of TNT contained in six hand grenades if a fault occurs. This is why we see fires of such ferocity, which are almost impossible to put out once they have started.

In London on New Year's Day 2023, Sofia Duarte lost her life after an e-bike battery fire started in her flat. Since then, a further seven people have died in such fires.

Battery Breakdown is a new report from Electrical Safety First that looks into the cause of these dangerous fires and provides recommendations for how safety can be improved.

Read more and download the Battery Breakdown report from the Electrical Safety First website

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