(VIDEO) New York City E-Bikes are Blowing-Up ‘Like a Blowtorch’

In the grand scheme of life, I’d rather not be exposed to fire and/or explosions in any way, shape or form.
Needless to say, with the obvious exclusions of my food and certain beverages, I try my damnedest to keep anything above 120° at a distance.
With that said, I certainly don’t want physical contact with anything described as blowtorch-esque. Especially if said blowtorch-esque object is doing its thing in-between my legs.
But that’s just what’s happening to more than a few in the Big Apple.
As recently quoted, Fire Chief Dan Flynn of the FDNY has noted that those newfangled E-Bikes are exploding and spreading fires (as seen in the video below).
Never mind that an “E-Bike” kind of defeats the purpose of riding a bike to begin with.
As the hyper-Leftie PBS has reported (emphasis mine);

Four times a week on average, an e-bike or e-scooter battery catches fire in New York City.

Sometimes, it does so on the street, but more often, it happens when the owner is recharging the lithium ion battery. A mismatched charger won’t always turn off automatically when the battery’s fully charged, and keeps heating up. Or, the highly flammable electrolyte inside the battery’s cells leaks out of its casing and ignites, setting off a chain reaction.

Net-zero emissions in action.

“These bikes when they fail, they fail like a blowtorch,” said Dan Flynn, the chief fire marshal at the New York Fire Department. “We’ve seen incidents where people have described them as explosive — incidents where they actually have so much power, they’re actually blowing walls down in between rooms and apartments.”

And these fires are getting more frequent.

As of Friday, the FDNY investigated 174 battery fires, putting 2022 on track to double the number of fires that occurred last year (104) and quadruple the number from 2020 (44). So far this year, six people have died in e-bike-related fires and 93 people were injured, up from four deaths and 79 injuries last year.

Just one question, does the raging fire caused by a gasoline tank and a lithium battery simultaneously exploding still count as “Carbon neutral”?

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