EXCLUSIVE | To fight battery fires, new City Council bills would enact trade-in program, get fireproof containers to delivery workers


Amid a major uptick in fires sparked by second-hand, lithium-ion batteries for e-bikes over the past year, City Council Majority Leader Keith Powers will introduce bills Thursday aiming to help the public get rid of the faulty devices.

The legislation would create a buy-back program for the second-hand power cells and require that delivery apps equip their workers with fire-proof containers to stop blazes from spreading.