ors that are often crowded with them as well as other items. Should a battery ignite, the fire will spread quickly.
Many owners like to place electric bicycles in the entrances, stair
wells, basements of the buildings they live in so they can charge the batteries overnight, but t
his practice blocks the escape routes, causing the tragic consequences of fires resulting in many deaths.
The results of professional fire tests show that in a relatively enclosed envir
onment, the battery of an electric bike can burn at 1,200 C within three minutes, and the toxi
c gas it produces can spread from the basement of a building to the sixth floor in 10 minutes.
There are regulations forbidding people to park or charge electric bikes in public areas such as sh
ared walkways, stairwells, and emergency exits, yet the ban is often ignored because the electric bik
e riders need the vehicles for transportation and they cannot find any other place to charge them.