E-Scooter & E-Bike Battery Fires
May 16, 2024

What They Are Saying: Strong Support for E-Mobility Safety in H.R. 1797

The e-bike and e-scooter market has grown dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. Also growing? A troubling knowledge gap among e-bike and e-scooter riders. UL Standards & Engagement’s recent report on e-mobility found that more than half of e-bike owners (53%) and e-scooter owners (54%) are unaware that their vehicles are powered by lithium-ion batteries. This lack of awareness leads to not appreciating the risk of thermal runaway.  

The Setting Consumer Standards for Lithium-Ion Batteries Act (H.R. 1797) is a major step toward reducing lithium-ion battery fires. The bill would require the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a safety standard for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in e-mobility devices. The recognition of the importance of safety standards in reducing the risk of battery fires and the bipartisan 374-34 vote is critical momentum as the bill heads to the Senate. 

In addition to UL Standards & Engagement, a chorus of voices issued their support for H.R. 1797 to ultimately become law. Here's what they’re saying:  

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