New NYC law bans sale of e-bikes and e-scooters

Next month, a new city law will ban the sale of e-bikes and e-scooters that have not been certified for safety.


Electric bikes and scooters are an increasingly popular and convenient way to move around New York City, but the lithium-ion batteries that power these micro-mobility devices have become a leading cause of deadly fires.

Now, New York will become the first city in the United States to regulate the safety of e-bikes and e-scooters, but confusion around the new law has led some to ask if the city is banning them.