In recent years, the popularity of electric bikes and electric scooters has grown exponentially, with more and more people opting for these convenient and eco-friendly modes of transportation. And it’s easy to see why — they offer a range of benefits, from reduced emissions to decreased travel time and increased affordability. As a result, they’re quickly becoming the transportation mode of choice for city dwellers and urban commuters, cementing them as a staple of modern life.
There is a catch, however. As with many lithium-ion battery products, e-bikes run the risk of catching fire or even exploding. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received reports of at least 208 micro-mobility fire or overheating incidents between January 2021 and November 2022.
So it’s clear that there’s some risk involved — a direct consequence of which is the recent rise in insurance costs for multifamily property owners. This has led to the outright ban of electronic bikes and scooters by many landlords, who would rather avoid the potential risk altogether.
But what if there’s a way to ensure your building can offer this vital amenity to would-be renters and residents for safely storing and charging their e-bikes without the worry of fires? Enter CAM Property Services. Our Property Pros can help protect your multifamily property and its residents from lithium-ion battery fires in one of two ways:
- We can retrofit your property to better defend against fires
- Or we can design a custom e-bike/e-scooter storage facility to house them safely
Let’s take a closer look at each service: