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July 11, 2023

TechCrunch: What to Know About E‑bike Battery Fires

Why do lithium-ion battery fires happen? How do we stay safe? What policies will minimize risk?

Commuter in Berlin on electronic scooter checking mobile appWhile some news touts e-bikes, e-scooters and other lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-powered “micromobility” devices as the answer for more efficient, greener transportation, we also see reports of fires involving these vehicles. Technology news website TechCrunch recently shared information for everyday consumers on how to reduce the risk of battery fires, including purchasing UL-certified equipment, following the manufacturers’ instructions for charging and storage, and disposing of batteries properly.

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