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Lyft is removing its electric bikes from multiple cities in the San Francisco bay area after several bikes reportedly caught fire recently in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose.
SiliconValley.com reports that ride-sharing company Lyft made the decision to pull all its electric bikes from the East Bay, San Francisco, and San Jose areas after a number of reports of at least four bike battery packs catching fire. Colin Heyne, a spokesman for the Department of Transportation, stated that city officials were encouraged by the fact that no one was injured as a result of the fires.
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Lyft reportedly contacted the city following two of the fires in San Francisco and stated that they would deactivate the e-bikes until they could be removed. “They have no intention of re-introducing the bikes until they know what the problem is and have fixed it,” Heyne said. “We’ll work with them to get a full picture of what they are doing to investigate these batteries and what they will go through for safety testing before they relaunch the bikes.”
A Lyft spokesperson commented on the incidents stating: “We have been...
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