E-Scooter & E-Bike Battery Fires
September 22, 2023

New ULSE Poll Highlights Awareness Risk on Lithium-Ion Batteries

By: Sayon Deb, Director of Primary Insights at ULSE

The use of e-mobility devices like e-bikes, e-scooters, and hoverboards soared in the wake of the pandemic, and the variety of popularity of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is also on the rise. Whether it’s an e-bike or electric vehicle, lithium-ion battery power drives them forward.

Lithium-ion battery power is part of the clean energy solution, but these batteries can result in fierce, fast fires if they are damaged, counterfeit, or ignore safety standards.

However, a new UL Standards & Engagement poll of 2,034 American adults indicates that only 25% of respondents check to see if the products they purchase meet lithium-ion battery standards. Worse, 43% of e-bike owners are unaware of what is powering their devices. It’s an information gap that can have deadly consequences.

Lithium-Ion Battery Inforgraphic
Methodology: This report was designed and formulated by UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE). It presents the findings of an online survey conducted by Big Village, among a total sample of 2,024 U.S. adults between August 28-30, 2023. The margin of sampling error at 95% confidence for aggregate results is +/- 2.2%.