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April 18, 2024

How Cities are Reducing E-Bike Fires with Standards

Ownership of e-bikes and scooters has soared since the pandemic, offering a cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to get from point A to point B. However, the lithium-ion batteries that power these devices and allow them to be rechargeable have the potential to cause extreme damage if they go into thermal runaway, an uncontrollable, self-heating state that can result in fire or even explosion. This case study demonstrates how large cities are mitigating this risk, with actionable steps communities of any size can take to incentivize and protect their communities.