Axa UK has revealed that two large claims associated with lithium-ion batteries in an electric scooter and bike has resulted in a loss of almost half a million pounds ( $600K).

A spokesperson from the London Fire Brigade said that “it’s incredibly concerning that we are continuing to see a rise in incidents involving e-bikes and e-scooters”.

“When these batteries and chargers fail, they do so with ferocity and because the fires develop so rapidly the situation can quickly become incredibly serious,” they added.

Looks like photographs uploaded of location and context of where e-Scooters will be stored and recharged should be a part of the underwriting/selling process of policies.