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EIR1648 / October 2023 / E-Scooters/E-Bikes

Our ref: EIR1648

3rd October 2023

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - Under the FOI Act 2000, please provide me with the number of fires involving e-scooters and e-bikes in each of 2021 and 2022.

Please provide a breakdown for e-scooters and e-bikes please. If also possible within the time constraints, can you provide the number of people injured/killed in such fires.

Fires attended by Essex County Fire & Rescue Service involving e-scooters and e-bikes - 2021 and 2022.

Year           Number of fires involving e-scooters             Number of fires involving e-bikes

2021            1                                                                   0

2022            3                                                                   1

Total            4                                                                    1

Unfortunately, there is no data regarding victims recorded for these incidents.

To assist you, we have recently responded to a request for incident data for our attendance at incidents involving Lithium-Ion Batteries. I have included the response and data to this request here.

We hope this information is useful to you.


 Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data ( .

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