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E-Bike & Scooter

Watch as Electric Unicycle Bursts Into Flames

Dave Diamond | June 8, 2020 Remember a few years ago when everyone was getting those battery operated hoverboards and then the batteries caught fire? It seems those same batteries also power unicycles. And they still catch fire. This helmet-cam video catches the exact moment his friend’s electric unicycle flames out and nearly ignites an […]

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Charging Hoverboard Causes Second Fire In A Month In Massachusetts

KINGSTON (CBS) — A charging hoverboard started a fire in Kingston Saturday night. This is the second fire in Massachusetts sparked by a charging hoverboard in about a month. “Hoverboard fires were a national problem in 2016 after many were received as holiday gifts in 2015. They are powered by lithium-ion batteries and must now […]

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Hoverboard To Blame For 2-Alarm Andover Fire

WBZ Boston | April 10, 2020 BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) A charging hoverboard is said to be the cause of a two-alarm house fire in Andover yesterday. The fire broke out in a two-family home at 10 Temple Place around 3:45 p.m. Three residents inside the unit that caught fire, and two other residents in the […]

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After battery fires, Lyft’s e-bikes are back in San Francisco

Just in time for Christmas, Lyft  has brought back to San Francisco its pedal-assist e-bikes. The plan is to roll out hundreds of bikes each week until it hits 4,000 by the end of April 2020. This comes after Lyft had to pull its e-bikes in light of battery-related fires in July. “After identifying the root cause of the battery […]

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Food delivery rider’s e-scooter catches fire in Sengkang

SINGAPORE: An e-scooter ridden by a food deliveryman caught fire along Fernvale Street in Sengkang on Saturday (Sep 28). Video online showed the e-scooter engulfed in flames with thick smoke rising. A man wearing a foodpanda T-shirt and carrying a delivery bag was standing nearby. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at […]

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A scooter exploded inside Dropbox’s San Francisco headquarters, forcing employees to evacuate

“We experienced a small fire at 333 Brannan Wednesday afternoon. It was quickly put out, no injuries have been reported, and everyone was able to evacuate safely,” a Dropbox spokesperson told Business Insider. “We’re thankful to the SFFD for their swift response.” The Verge reported that the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) confirmed an electric scooter caught […]

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Lime bike batteries have been catching fire in Seattle. Should you be worried?

E-bike battery fires are rare, and far from the biggest threat to the micro-mobility revolution happening on Seattle streets. But while fires used to be discussed like urban legends, two incidents this week with Lime bike-share bikes in Seattle have renewed public safety concerns. According to Dawn Schellenberg with the Seattle Department of Transportation, these are […]

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Dramatic footage of exploding Lime bike battery highlights safety issues

Video footage of a Lime electric bike spewing flames on the University of Washington campus in Seattle this week is the latest in a string of battery-related safety issues affecting new mobility services. A Reddit user uploaded a dramatic recording of a Lime e-bike caught on fire at the UW Wednesday night. It wasn’t the only blazing […]

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MotoE Suffers Second Mysterious Fire Of Season, Only One Bike Affected

A second fire broke out in the MotoE paddock over the weekend—but thankfully, this time, it was swiftly extinguished. The bike in question was that of Ajo MotoE racer Niki Tuuli, the winner of the inaugural MotoE race. No one was injured, and officials put out the fire almost immediately after it broke out. GP One spoke to […]

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Local governments are forcing the scooter industry to grow up fast

one are the days when tech companies can deploy their services in cities without any regard for rules and regulations. Before the rise of electric scooters, cities had already become hip to tech’s status quo (thanks to the likes of Uber and Lyft) and were ready to regulate. We explored some of this in “The uncertain […]

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Skip scooters are returning to Washington, DC after battery fires

Following battery issues and a single-alarm fire caused by improperly disposed of batteries in Washington, D.C., Skip has been given the green light to resume operations in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas of Alexandria and Arlington. The plan is to redeploy the scooters in the coming weeks. In June, a battery on one of Skip’s […]

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Lyft halts San Francisco e-bike program after bicycles catch fire

Decision to temporarily pull bikes comes nearly two months after ride sharing company launched its fleet in the city Lyft has put the brakes on its electric bike program in San Francisco, after the batteries on multiple vehicles caught fire. On Wednesday, a Twitter user posted an image of a bike in San Francisco’s Lower Haight […]

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Video: Dockless Lime bike catches fire, injuring cyclist

Lime says the blaze is an “isolated incident” and stressed the safety of its bikes A dockless Lime bike went up in flames in Rockaway Beach Wednesday after the bike apparently exploded, according to fire department officials. The electric bike, which is part of the city’s dockless bike-share pilot program, caught fire just after 8:45 p.m. […]

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Burn victim of e-scooter fire back on device

Food delivery rider Ridwan Ithnin suffered burns to 45 per cent of his body and had to be rescued from the window ledge of his 10th-floor Yishun flat by a neighbour after his e-scooter exploded in his room in late 2017. His father and sister-in-law were also hospitalised for smoke inhalation in the incident. Now […]

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A Skip Scooter Exploded In Someone’s Backyard Last Year

One of the companies operating dockless e-scooters in the District has spent the past few weeks putting out fires. Last week, Skip’s operating permit was suspended for 30 days after a series of fires involving the company’s equipment, some of which the District Department of Transportation apparently didn’t know about until well after the fact. […]

E-Bike & Scooter

DC suspends Skip scooter service after battery fire

The Washington, D.C., Department of Transportation suspend Skip Scooter’s operation permit on Wednesday following a battery fire at the company’s warehouse, the Washington Post reported. Skip had already suspended service for a few days after one scooter caught on fire on May 30, but resumed operations June 6.  DDOT said in a statement obtained by the […]

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E-bike battery may have sparked fire at Manhattan bodega, injuring 3

HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — A fire broke out in the basement of a bodega — and investigators say an e-bike may be to blame. It happened at the Savory Deli in Amsterdam Avenue near 151st Street in Hamilton Heights. The fire created a column of smoke that could be seen for blocks, and firefighters […]

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23 e-scooters destroyed in Downtown fire

A Chevy Silverado flatbed pulling a trailer loaded with 23 e-scooters ignited Friday night, resulting in a fire that damaged several of the electric vehicles and witnesses being directed indoors due to toxic emissions during the incident. The Austin Fire Department said the scooters were plugged into two electrical generators, one of which overheated and sparked the […]

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Skip pulls scooters off San Francisco streets

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Skip has pulled its electric scooters off San Francisco streets after a battery fire in Washington D.C. The company wants to find out why the D.C. scooter caught fire and if it poses a risk to other Skip scooters elsewhere. Skip operates a fleet of 625 e-scooters in San Francisco. The […]

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Electric scooter battery explodes while charging in a Shanghai apartment

An electric scooter battery exploded while charging in a residential apartment in China’s Shanghai on May 11. The CCTV video shows the battery of an electric scooter suddenly bursting into flames as it was charging in an apartment. Neighbours heard the noises and called the house owner. They put out the fire together. Fortunately, only […]

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