New York City has banned dangerous bootleg lithium-ion batteries for e-bikes. The batteries have been linked to fires and explosions, and the ban is aimed at protecting riders and pedestrians. The ban applies to all e-bikes in the city, and violators will face fines of up to $500. The ban is part of a larger effort to improve safety on the city’s streets and reduce the number of accidents involving e-bikes.
Fires from faulty e-bike batteries are particularly dangerous, and we need stronger regulation to ensure these products are safe.
I visited Rescue 1 with @FDNY Commissioner Kavanagh to learn about them and how New Yorkers can take steps to protect themselves. pic.twitter.com/waZUmreCA7
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) March 7, 2023