Is Fox News RIGHT? Are e-Bikes Really KILLING PEOPLE?… It’s… Complicated.

From Transport Evolved.

Electric bicycles, e-scooters and electric unicycles (as well as other forms of personal micro mobility) are a far more affordable way of dumping the pump and going with a clean, green, transportation alternative to an internal combustion-engined vehicle.

But recent news reporting suggests that, despite e-bike sales eclipsing plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars, fires involving battery electric vehicles are on the rise. They’re destroying property – and they’re sometimes killing their owners.

So today, we’re going to do the unthinkable. We’re going to agree that Fox News might be right when it says e-bikes are exploding and killing people… but… not perhaps as often as you might think.

We’re going to discuss e-bike market share, why e-bike fires are a more common problem in New York than anywhere else, and explaining how you can make sure you don’t fall victim to this scary phenomenon.

00:00 – Introduction
02:01 – Say Hello to QR Codes! l
03:20 – Electric micromobility market refresher
05:38 – What about those headlines then?
08:01 – Why NYC e-bike fires are particularly bad
09:52 – Why ARE e-bike battery packs catching fire?
11:06 – Good engineering vs. Greed
13:54 – Electric cars have safety standards. e-bikes? Not so much
15:22 – How not to be a victim of e-bike fires
18:30 – Thanks, and Goodbye!
20:16 – Vintage Mac Segment


E-Bike and cardiorespiratory health. –

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Script, Presenter, Audio Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Camera, Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023


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