E-Scooter and E-Bike Fires

FOI Number: 22041

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Published on 24 May 2022

Ref: FOI/22041 


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 


I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. Please see below a request for the following information relating to fires caused by e-scooter or e-bike batteries.  

Question 1 
a. How many fires have been caused by e-scooter batteries in the county?  

b. If it is within the time/cost limit set by the FOI Act, please provide dates for each incident. 

For each question, I would like data for each of the following time periods:  

April 2021 – April 2022 
April 2020 – March 2021 
April 2019 – March 2020 


Please see below for details of E-scooter and E-bike fires between the dates specified. Please note that neither are yet classed as a property or vehicle type, so we have searched the logs using keywords (e.g. e-scooter, e-bike, electric scooter, electric bike etc) and therefore the results are dependent on whether these key words are mentioned. 

E-Scooter E-Bike 
01/01/2020 30/04/2020 
30/09/2020 30/06/2020 
31/12/2020 31/08/2020 
28/01/2021 28/02/2021 
27/02/2021 31/05/2021 
16/03/2021 30/09/2021 
31/03/2021 31/01/2022 

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