While e-bike publications claim fires are a rare occurrence, more reports of exploding e-bikes and e-bike fires seem to point to a larger problem. The latest report comes from the Sun, a British newspaper and website. The story includes video footage of the bike burning and exploding. You can read the story by clicking here.
The exploding bike is a mountain bike that appears to have been converted to an electric-motorized bike with the addition of a hub motor. These inexpensive and popular conversion kits can turn bicycles into a fire breathing (no pun intended) electric-motorized bikes that are difficult, if not impossible, to regulate. Luckily, the bike was being operated in an urban setting (instead of on a trail) where emergency services were able to reach the blazing saddle quickly (but not quick enough to save the bike).
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