New Guidance on Battery Safety for e-cycle users

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With their ability to enable more people of all ages and abilities to cycle, or to cycle further, e-cycles are an important element of the government’s ambition for active travel to make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of the transport sector.

While most e-cycles are very safe, as with all products using lithium batteries, there is a risk of fire, particularly for counterfeit, damaged or poorly modified e-cycles and batteries, or when the incorrect charger is used.

Lithium battery fires can be particularly dangerous and hard to extinguish. The new guidance, applicable to England, Scotland and Wales, published on 1st February by the Department of Transport, is aimed at helping limit the risk of fire. 

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