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Fire service calls for tighter regulation of online marketplaces after e-bike battery fire caused death of mother and two children

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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.


3 months 1 week ago

"People are also recommended to buy from known sellers..."

Of course they know the sellers. So do the police.

As to battery/charger incompatibilities, unless all e-bikes are required by law to adhere to a uniform charger standard, and moreover the sale of any other charger is ruthlessly prohibited,  then theft of ebikes will always result in the "wrong" charger being used. It has to be easier just to crack down on the theft of ebikes, which brings its own benefits as well.