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FOI4568 / April 2023 / E- Bike / Scooter Batteries

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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 – Please could you tell me for each of 2020, 2021, 2022 and to date in 2023: How many fires suspected of being caused by faulty e-bike or scooter batteries have there been which have been responded to by your fire service?

The table below shows the results to your question for the number of fires responded to by Essex County Fire & Rescue Service, suspected to have been caused by faulty E-Bike/Scooter Batteries.

Question 2 – How many of these caused injuries?

We have no recorded information as to any injuries that were reported at the incidents that we attended.

Question 3 – - How many of these cause deaths?

We have no recorded information as to any deaths that were reported at the incidents that we attended.

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

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.


Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review.

Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications.

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