New guidance to enhance e-bike and e-scooter safety

Guidance includes information on how to safely buy, store and charge e-cycles and e-scooters

The government has released information today (1 February 2024) on how to safely purchase, charge, and use e-bikes and e-scooters.

They also remind people that e-scooters can only be legally used on roads as part of an official rental trial.

This announcement follows last year’s fire safety advice from the Home Office. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is conducting a safety study on lithium-ion batteries used in e-cycles and e-scooters and taking enforcement action against unsafe products.