New York City Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh is in Washington to warn lawmakers about the dangers of non regulated lithium ion batteries.
The batteries which are used for e-bikes have caused a large number of fires in New York City over recent years. Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh says so far federal lawmakers she’s been meeting with are supportive of a bill that would ban the unregulated lithium ion batteries.
“Even though these are already banned in New York City, they make their way in as you can imagine just like fireworks. This would ban them entering the country.”
Kavanagh is also speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors about battery safety. She says wants to raise awareness so the battery fires happening with e-bikes don’t happen with electric cars.
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