Fire Department of New York hosts national event over concerns about e-bike, e-scooter battery fires

  • Source: BikeBiz
  • Published: 09/21/2022 12:00 AM

Following concerns about the rise of e-bike and e-scooter fires in the US, firefighters hosted a national event to raise awareness about the potential risks posed by lithium-ion batteries. Hosted by the Fire Department of New York in mid-September, the symposium was attended by 300 people from across North America, including the National Bicycle Dealers Association president Heather Mason. According to the NBDA, e-mobility products are the third biggest cause of fires in New York. Earlier this year the NBDA and consultancy Human Powered Solutions (HPS) launched a campaign to educate retailers and the industry at large about the growing safety problem that has been created by the surge in consumer purchases of electric bicycles and scooters that utilise lithium-ion batteries.


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