NYT article on ebike battery fires

Thanks for posting this. There are too many tragic stories like the one highlighted in this article, and unfortunately the more reputable and responsible suppliers risk being painted by the same brush. I've heard and read the fear from consumers in casual comments both online and with non riding acquaintances. From the article:

Ash Lovell, the electric bicycle policy and campaign director for PeopleForBikes, the national trade association for bike manufacturers, which has called for more safety regulations, said the low-quality batteries do not reflect the overall e-bike industry. Most of their members also sell e-bikes in Europe and have already met robust safety regulations there, she said.