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Domestic fires caused by lithium-ion batteries (FOI)

Domestic fires caused by lithium-ion batteries (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 16 February 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


​Please confirm the figures on the number of fires which occurred in a domestic premise caused by lithium-ion batteries (Only E-bikes and E-Scooters) over the last five years, as well as the data regarding if any members of the public have sustained any sort of injury as a result of this.


YearVehicle typeMonthCause of fireFire spreadInjuries / fatalities
2019E-bikeFebruaryMost probable cause – battery on charge51-100mOne person with slight burns
2022E-bikeSeptemberMost probable cause – battery on charge201-500mNone

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