Battery Fires Create Concerns For Every Electric Bike Owner – Updated 12/3

Bike Europe, a publication claimed to be the “leading trade journal for the bicycle, e-bike market” recently published a courageous story on the dangers of Lithium-Ion batteries used in the majority of electric bikes (e-bikes). The publication had a fire safety engineer and battery safety professional examine the aftermath of a fire ignited by an unattended charging battery in a bicycle shop (click here to watch the ignition and blast-off). His observations are frightening. The expert is quoted as saying that Lithium-Ion batteries are, “rather unreliable, rather explosive. You are…

Volkswagen Bends The Truth Again – This Time With Their New Cargo eBike

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles showed the brand’s electric-motorized cargo bike for the first time in North America at the L.A. Auto Show. Volkswagen, still reeling from their emissions scandal, is claiming the Cargo e-Bike concept is designed to make emissions-free deliveries in tight locals “like pedestrian-only city centers.” But wait. Why would Volkswagen’s motorized vehicle be allowed in pedestrian-only areas? Some municipalities might grant such a vehicle an exemption but it is presumptuous of Volkswagen to claim that has already been done. This company seems committed to making promises they can’t…