Tag Archives: e-bikes

NYC Cracks Down On Fire-Prone E-Bike Batteries

Gothamist reports: The mayor said his new plan, called “Charge safe, Ride safe,” will bring safe e-bike charging and storage stations across the city, including at NYCHA buildings and hubs the city establishes for delivery workers. Adams on Monday also signed a package of bills passed by the City Council earlier this month that include a ban on battery devices …

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E-Bike Battery Sparks Five-Alarm Fire In The Bronx

Gothamist reports: Seven people were injured after an e-scooter battery exploded in the back of a Bronx supermarket Sunday morning, officials said. The fast-moving blaze ripped through a commercial building on 181st Street and Grand Concourse, causing “an extraordinary amount of damage,” according to FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh. Hundreds of firefighters were still working to contain the fire on Sunday …

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New York City To Roll Out 4000 Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: It’s about to get a whole lot easier to pedal across the city. Citi Bike announced plans Thursday to roll out 4,000 new pedal-assist electric bikes over the next few months. Citi Bike’s electronic overhaul comes less than a year after the bike share program was bought by Lyft, which kicked in a $100 …

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