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All e-bikes should be certified by a third-party before going on sale says consumer safety charity

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Rebecca Morley

Rebecca has been in cycling journalism since 2018. She started out at trade title BikeBiz and still contributes features to its monthly magazine, and was also named one of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019.

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4 months 2 weeks ago

Good point especially as a chunk of UK ebike fires have been caused not just using an incompatible charge unit, but delivery riders taking their charging unit out with them. Something all manufacturers advise against doing. As for the police they only give a toss if its motorcycle/car theft they don't even go after shoplifters!

4 months 2 weeks ago

I don't think legally purchased retail ebikes are the problem.

Once they are stolen, however, without the original charger, the trouble starts. Solution involves police giving a F about preventing and solving cycle theft. The statistics here paint a shockingly poor picture, but to the police it's just a bike theft, the ensuing house fires and deaths are chalked up to something or somebody else.