E-Bikes Banned From Buildings After Sparking Deadly Fires

New York City Council considers bills to regulate e-bikes, landlords amend leases

  • Building owners, particularly in New York City, are cracking down on electric bicycles following a series of damaging and deadly battery fires.
  • According to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), New York City has had 200 lithium-ion battery fires and six related deaths in 2022.
  • Daniel Flynn, FDNY chief fire marshal, said that e-bike fires have caused “more deaths and injuries already this year than in the past three years combined.”