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Electric cars are killing people even when they are sitting still. Fires sparked from electric vehicle batteries have reportedly killed 11 people in New York City since 2021.

The deaths occurred during some of the 104 lithium-ion battery fueled blazes in homes in the area, according to the New York Post. Last year alone, six died and 142 were hurt in EV battery fires in 2022 alone.

Per the paper:

Lithium ion batteries were the cause of the fourth most fire deaths last year, the FDNY said, behind electrical, portable heaters and smoking.

In the first month of 2023, there have been 1,563 structural fires in the city – and 15 of them are being probed as lithium-ion battery related, with one reported death and 25 injured, fire officials said.

The paper added:

“The recent rise in incidents involving lithium-ion battery fires and resulting injuries and fatalities highlights the urgent need for regulation and standards for e-bikes,” Holden told the Post this week. “Until we can ensure the safety of these vehicles, we must prohibit their use on public roads and prohibit charging them indoors. It’s time to take proactive measures to prevent further harm to our communities.”

E-bikes and other lithium-ion battery-powered mobility devices have become fashionable, but oblivious owners store and charge e-bike batteries in their apartment — often overnight — which “present serious fire safety hazards,” officials said.

These things are killing people when they aren’t even on the move!

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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