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. – https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-018-0751-8&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1679088119619376&usg=AOvVaw07hibDGNiOETqQAwiJdUL5
Cardiovascular responce to electric bicycle riding – https://www.google.com/url?q=https://journals.lww.com/acsm-tj/Fulltext/2021/04150/Metabolic_and_Cardiovascular_Responses_to_a.5.aspx?context%3DLatestArticles&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1679088119618521&usg=AOvVaw2baAcYAKNjx6mrdSr6dfTr
E-bike Market Predictions: – https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2022/09/28/2524061/0/en/Electric-Bike-Market-Size-to-Grow-Worth-USD-92-19-Billion-at-a-CAGR-of-12-6-by-2029-Fortune-Business-Insights.html&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1679088119620550&usg=AOvVaw1IuDTJMqcTuFYwl4pNzD0r
UL e-mobility testing information – https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.ul.com/services/personal-e-mobility-testing-and-certification&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1679088119621148&usg=AOvVaw3FPpxK6pUc8n5QNnHym_x4
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Script, Presenter, Audio Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Camera, Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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