Lyft E-Bikes Bursting Into Flames, Getting Pulled Off Bay Area Streets

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 29: A Lyft bicycle is displayed following the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony celebrating Lyft’s initial public offering (IPO) on March 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The ride hailing app company’s shares were initially priced at $72. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Probably not the best way to start your morning.

Recently, two Lyft e-bikes have caught on fire, which is prompting Lyft to pull the bikes off the streets of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

A Lyft spokesperson stated, “”Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily making the ebike fleet unavailable to riders while we investigate and update our battery technology.”

Hopefully the problem will be fixed soon and we can enjoy flame-free rides in the near future.

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