E-bike concerns heat up on Mackinac Island after police say battery exploded

  • Source: WEYI-TV NBC 25 Saginaw
  • Published: 08/05/2022 12:00 AM

Law enforcement on Mackinac Island is cracking down once again on e-bikes after police say a battery recently exploded. There's already a ban against the use of e-bikes on the island, without a special permit. Now several agencies are also banning e-bikes from being stored in buildings. Last month, fire officials said they were called to a home on Mackinac Island after an e-bike battery exploded, causing a fire. Two firefighters were hurt and had to be taken to McClaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, according to police. The battery was removed from the home before too much damage was caused, but with no ordinances preventing e-bike batteries from being stored indoors, law enforcement is worried something like that may happen again.


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