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UK bike trade backs ESF e-bike fire safety recommendations - but action "must address high risk imports"

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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.


6 months 2 weeks ago

So modified, homebrew lashups and the use of "universal chargers" seem to be at issue here. The first category are doubtless illegal to begin with, the second is an inevitable consequence of procuring oneself a stolen ebike - also already illegal. Looks like a job for plod. Meanwhile it's law abiding retail ebike customers who get tarred with the brush.