Lime Admits Rental eScooter Battery Fire Hazard

This was September 13:

Scooter Caught on Fire

I didn’t believe Lime then.

This is now: Battery problem prompts Lime to pull electric scooters off streets in LA, Tahoe, San Diego

Electric scooter giant Lime has yanked about 2,000 of its bright green rental scooters off the streets of San Diego, Los Angeles and Lake Tahoe, citing a manufacturing defect in a battery made by one of its suppliers that could catch fire.

The recall affects less than 1 percent of its fleet, according to the San Mateo-based company. No problems were cited in the nine Bay Area cities from Walnut Creek to San Jose served by the firm.

However, the apparent defect in the Segway Ninebot battery is just the latest problem to plague the rapidly growing firm, which currently serves more than 80 cities in the US and nine other countries.

In a statement posted on its website Tuesday, Lime defended its safety record while noting that another battery also manufactured by Segway may pose a similar problem to the one discovered in August.

Lime recalls scooters over fire concern

These batteries can be dangerous AF.

Previously here:

Video: Electric Scooter Battery Fails And Explodes
Chronological List Of Electric Scooter Posts
eScooters category

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