By implementing these tips, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your electric scooter or electric bike battery. Optimizing charging practices, storing the battery properly, maintaining suitable riding conditions, and performing regular maintenance are key to ensuring long-lasting battery performance.
To address the growing concerns surrounding e-scooter fires, collaboration among stakeholders is crucial. E-scooter operators, city officials, safety organizations, and manufacturers should work together to establish standardized safety protocols, share data on incidents and near misses, and develop innovative technological solutions to mitigate fire risks. Implementing advanced battery monitoring systems, thermal sensors, and automated shut-off mechanisms can significantly enhance safety and reduce the likelihood of fire incidents.
For the UK to become a leader in EV manufacturing, it needs large factories (called gigafactories) making EV batteries and quickly, as demand for EVs is taking off ahead of a 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, and the requirement for all new cars to be fully zero emission by 2035.