Might 19, 2023: New York Metropolis fireplace commissioner Laura Kavanagh mentioned on Might 17 that she is going to take into account supporting further measures aimed toward eliminating lithium ion battery fires.
The transfer comes after NYC mayor Eric Adams mentioned on March 20 that he signed 5 new legal guidelines that embrace tightening laws on the sale of lithium batteries in New York as a part of a ‘ Cost Protected, Experience Protected: New York Metropolis’s Electrical Micromobility Motion. Plan’.
As we speak Kavanagh instructed a finances assembly of the NYC metropolis council that he would take into account supporting a proposal for a buyback program, in order that New Yorkers can alternate lithium ion batteries of their electrical scooters and bicycles for unspecified safer choices.
The finances assembly got here simply days after firefighters had been referred to as to take care of a hearth exterior a Bronx residence block (see picture) the place a number of broken batteries and e-bikes.