The NYC council wants to introduce new legislation to prevent lithium battery explosions and fire
Following the fire that recently erupted in a Manhattan Midtown high-rise after an e-bike lithium battery exploded, the NYC Council finally held a hearing on several bills designated to prevent lithium battery accidents.
While some of the bills are supported by most, others are creating discontent among delivery workers who are the largest category of e-bikes users.
- Int 0656-2022 proposes that the FDNY develop an informational campaign to educate people about the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices. FDNY fully supports this proposal and is already running such campaigns.