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E-bike battery fires rise by 70% in 2023 with 270 lithium powered machines exploding and burning at up to 400C

E-bike battery fires have rose by 70 per cent in 2023, with 270 lithium-powered machines burning in the last year.

Fire and rescue services responded to 48 per cent more blazes from all lithium ion battery-powered devices last year than in 2022.

Serious incidents include a bike that burst into flames at Sutton station in south London during the rush hour a couple of months ago.

The two wheeler set alight on a station platform on March 21 at 5pm.

Another horror incident involving an e-bike with a faulty battery saw a whole home engulfed in flames in Caerphilly, south Wales.

The family and their four dogs managed to escape to safety, but their home was left destroyed by the inferno.

A third of lithium ion battery related fires started in e-bikes, of which 160,000 were sold in the UK in 2021, the Telegraph reported.

Fires started by these batteries are particularly hazardous, igniting rapidly with flames heating up to 400C.

Their rapid flow of energy means that flames can quickly relight, making them especially difficult for firefighters to put out.

Fire brigades have warned that the heat generated from e-bike fires could be enough to melt metal.

The fires also give off what looks like white smoke but is actually a toxic vapour cloud that should not be inhaled.

Shocking footage showed jets of flames from an e-bike which caught alight in a cycle lane in Shepherd’s Bush in west London.

Another horrific incident saw firefighters rescue a man dangling from his windowafter his flat in east London was set ablaze by an e-bike fire.

There have been calls from organisations to support fire services to educate people on the risks posed by e-bike fires as well as a crackdown on low quality batteries.

Electrical Safety First called for more regulation of battery manufacturers and an end to the system which allows them to ‘self-declare’ their products are safe.

A government agency should independently check whether batteries are safe to use, the charity said.

Its chief executive, Lesley Rudd, said that intervention was ‘desperately needed’ before ‘more lives are unnecessarily lost’.

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