Batteryrelated fires spark push for regulation

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  • Reports of fires believed caused by batteries, from scooters to electric vehicles, have increased nationally and globally.Lithium ion batteries pose a fire risk largely because they're increasingly built to carry more power in smaller forms.By the numbers: EV, e-bike and electric scooter adoption has soared in the U.S.
  • The batteries are believed to have caused 33 fires in 2023 in NYC so far, resulting in the deaths of three people.
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